Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Peer'

Second early potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Peer'

Plant details

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.

Family: Solanceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: Maris Peer

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

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