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.
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