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Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper'

Maincrop potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


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Plant details

Maris Piper' is an excellent all round, maincrop variety, producing dry, floury potatoes with a good flavour. It is very good for chipping, baking and roasting and has a high resistance to golden eelworm.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: Maris Piper

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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