Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper'

Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper'

Potato

Key Information

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

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Maincrop potato varieties occupy the ground longer than other kinds, but produce the heaviest yields, often with very large tubers ideal for baking.

Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper' bears heavy crops of dry, floury potatoes with a good flavour. A good all-round potato, Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper' is perfect for chipping and baking, and shows good resistance to golden eelworm.

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, Chalky/alkaline

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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