1kg 'Maris Piper' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

Code: PL9412
1kg 'Maris Piper' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop
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1kg 'Maris Piper' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

1kg "Maris Piper" Seed Potatoes

The solanum tuberosum "Maris Piper" potato is the most commonly grown potato variety in the UK. It's a great all-round potato that can be used for an array of culinary purposes, and is rated the best variety to use for making chips. The creamy-white flesh of the dry, floury tubers rarely discolours on cooking and provides a great taste. The plants are tall-growing and produce attractive light purple flowers and plenty of dark berries. Originally created via a massive potato breeding programme at the Plant Breeding Institute in Cambridge, the key benefit of the Maris Piper is its resistance to potato cyst eelworm. This variety also has one of the highest yields, and keeps longer than most other varieties making it popular with supermarkets.

Variety Information

Size 1kg Bag
Type Maincrop
Hardiness Protect tubers from frost
Planting Time April - May
Planting Depth 10cm (4 Inches)
Planting Distance 25cm (10 Inches)
Harvesting Time September - October
Uses Boiling, Mashing, Baking, Roasting, Chips


Excellent Taste
Great For Chips
Potato Cyst Eelworm Resistant
Good Storage Capabilities

Planting Tip

Plant in a sheltered position in full sun.
Optional Extras Selected items will be included with your purchase

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.

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.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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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.


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