2kg 'Maris Piper' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

Code: PL9441
2kg 'Maris Piper' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

2kg "Maris Piper" Seed Potatoes

A great all-rounder, the solanum tuberosum Maris Piper potato is the most commonly grown potato variety in the UK. The dry, floury potatoes have a creamy-white flesh that rarely discolours when cooking and can be used for a variety of potato dishes. These tasty potatoes have been rated the best variety to use for making chips. The plants are tall-growing with attractive light purple flowers and dark berries, and one of the highest potato yields. One of the main benefits of the Maris Piper is its resistance to potato cyst eelworm, and it can be stored for longer than most other varieties.

Variety Information

Size 2kg 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 potatoes from the 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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