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Potato 'Maris Piper'

Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°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 Piper' Overview

This Floury tuber is an early main crop variety that has a white skin and a tasty creamy coloured flesh. It has moderate blight resistance but is good for storage and is a popular choice for chip making and baking.

Common problems with Potato 'Maris Piper'

How to harvest Potato 'Maris Piper'

Wait to harvest until the leaves turn yellow towards the end of the growing season. Cut and the remove leaves, then leave tubers for 10 days in the ground before digging and storing in a dark frost free area.

How to propagate Potato 'Maris Piper'

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 Piper'

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 Piper'

Floury potatoes tend to break up when boiled so they are more suited to being roasted, baked and for making chips. They also suit being used for mash.

Edibles to Plant Out in August.

Young plants started off indoors can now be planted out.

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