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"Maris Peer" potatoes are a firm favourite of gardeners and chefs alike. The small tubers have a smooth skin and creamy yellow flesh that retains their colour and superb flavour, and doesn't disintegrate when cooking. A great all-round potato in the kitchen, they can be boiled, roasted, mashed, or fried, and are wonderful for potato salads. The plants also produce beautiful scented purple flowers, show good disease resistance, and are great for growing in containers.
Potatoes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:
Soil Preparation: ensure the soil is well-drained and dig in plenty of manure.
Planting Distance: plant seeds 12-18in apart, around 5in deep into the soil. Rows should be around 75cm (2ft 6in) apart. Burying potatoes only when they sprout will help keep weeds at bay.
Pest Control: take precautions against cutworms, slugs, wireworms, and potato cyst eelworms.
Frost Protection: before the first frost use cloche/fleece or/and add extra earth/straw to protect against frost damage.
Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry spells.
For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.
Our bulbs are all harvested at just the right time to ensure they are of the best quality and size. With careful handling and specialised packaging, we can assure you that your bulbs will arrive in perfect condition.