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Solanum 'Maris Piper' | Seed Potato

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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 eel worm. This variety also has one of the highest yields, and keeps longer than most other varieties making it popular with supermarkets.

Planting Tip

Plant in a sheltered position in full sun.
  • Versatile
  • Excellent Taste
  • Great For Chips
  • Potato Cyst Eel worm Resistant
  • Good Storage Capabilities
  • 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
When Your Plants Arrive…

  • 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.
Planting Your Vegetables or Herbs…

  • 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.
More Information
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No