Solanum tuberosum ‘Maris Peer’


  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Peer'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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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.

How to grow Solanum 'Maris Peer'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Harvest in January

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Do Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Solanum 'Maris Peer' and wildlife

Solanum 'Maris Peer' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Solanum 'Maris Peer' poisonous?

Solanum 'Maris Peer' can be toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

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Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People