Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Peer'

Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Peer'

Potato

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Peer'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Second early potato varieties are usually ready from mid-July onwards, and may be dug as new potatoes to follow on from first earlies, but are equally successful as storing potatoes.

Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Peer' is one of the most popualar potato cultivars, being available commercially as well as for the home grower. The tubers have a firm, creamy yellow flesh and have a superb flavour, but don't disintegrate during cooking. It's the perfect all-round potato, being ideal for boiling, mashing, roasting and frying. Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Peer' bears high yields and shows good disease resistance.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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