Probably the best-known variety, ‘Maris Piper’ is the potato most frequently used in pubs and chips shops throughout the UK – and for good reason! This versatile, all-rounder makes the most delicious crisp and fluffy chips, and its floury texture also means it is a top choice for baking, roasting, mashing and boiling.
A worthy recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, this fast-growing maincrop potato is easy to plant and maintain, with good resistance to eelworm. ‘Maris Piper’ is a tried-and-trusted, dependable variety that will reward with masses of consistently sized, oval tubers that have lovely clean, white skins and delicious creamy-white flesh.
Unless you want an early crop, there is no need to chit this maincrop seed potato before planting; just store them in a cool but frost-free, well-ventilated place before planting out in the spring. Plant from March to May into fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny position, or into large containers or grow bags. Your potatoes will be ready to harvest from August to November, generally 17-20 weeks after planting. Once lifted, they will store well through winter in a dark and dry place, preferably in an open tray or crate.
Supplied as a 2.5kg bag of seed potatoes (approx. 30-35 tubers) ready for chitting or for storing until planting out in the spring.
Supplied as a 2.5kg bag of seed potatoes containing approx. 30-35 tubers ready to prepare indoors or for storing to plant out from March to May.
Grows to 60cm (24in) height and spread.
Harvest from August to November.
Performance subject to growing conditions.
Seed potatoes are not for consumption.