1kg 'Maris Peer' Seed Potatoes | Second Early
1kg "Maris Peer" Seed Potatoes
Solanum tuberosum "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 its colour and superb flavour, and doesn't disintegrate when cooking. A great all-round potato in the kitchen, it can be boiled, roasted, mashed, or fried, and is ideal for potato salads. The plants produce beautiful scented purple flowers, show good disease resistance, and are great for growing in containers.
- Size: 1kg Bag
- Type: Second Early
- Hardiness: Protect tubers from frost
- Planting Time: April - May
- Planting Depth: 10cm (4 inches)
- Planting Distance: 25cm (10 inches)
- Harvesting Time: July - September
- Uses: Boiling, Salad, Mashing, Roasting
- Unpack your plants: Preferably straight after they arrive, you should carefully unpack your plants. They may appear slightly tired after their journey, however they will soon perk up again.
- Identify each plant: Each type of plant (but not each individual plant) will be clearly labelled. Lay them out into their respective plant types (such as wild rocket, cauliflower, or peas).
- Provide a drink: The roots of your plants may be dry, so provide all of them with a nourishing drink of water. Ensuring that the roots are stood upright, submerge the roots of each plant for a few minutes in a container of clean water.
- Their position: For the best results, plant your vegetables in a site that receives full sun.
- Soil types: You should always avoid waterlogged soils. This is because they can lead to root rot and compacted surroundings, which will hinder your vegetables’ growth.
- Planting distance: Plant your plugs between 15 - 20cm apart, and keep their stems level with the soil. Each row is best spaced 15 - 30cm away from one another.
- Watering requirements: Water when planting, and also during periods of drought.
- Hardiness: Our trusted nursery staff will attentively care for your vegetables, and only deliver them when it is warm enough for them to be planted in your garden.
Potatoes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:
- Hardiness: protect the potatoes from frost.
- Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in planters or bags, but make sure excess water can drain.
- Position: plant in the sun with partial shade for best results.
- Soil Types: plant in fertile, well-drained soil.
|Harvest Month||July, August, September|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Supplied As||1kg Bag|
|Supplied As||Bulb Tuber Set|
|Shop By Category||Vegetable Plants|