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.
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 around 25cm (10in) apart, around 10cm (4in) deep into the soil. Rows should be around 75cm (2ft 6in) apart.
Pest Control: take precautions against cutworms, slugs, wireworms, and potato cyst eelworms.
Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry spells.
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