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Potato 'Maris Bard'

Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Bard'

Photo by Jo.Baker (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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'

Tubers

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'

Crop rotation

For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.

Pot plant

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.