Potato 'Maris Bard'
Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Bard'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Potato 'Maris Bard' Overview
This waxy tuber is a first early variety that has a white skin and flesh. Introduced in the UK in 1972 it sprouts late but matures early with a great taste.
Common problems with Potato 'Maris Bard'
How to harvest Potato 'Maris Bard'
Normally ready 12 -16 weeks after planting, they are best eaten as soon as harvested.
How to propagate Potato 'Maris Bard'
In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.
Special features of Potato 'Maris Bard'
For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.
Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.
Other uses of Potato 'Maris Bard'
Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.