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Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper'

Maincrop potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper'

Plant details

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.

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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