Maris Peer Second Early Seed Potatoes
Maris Peer Second Early Seed Potatoes
Second Early Seed Potatoes

Potato 'Maris Peer', 2kg

£6.95

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Features

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The light skin and creamy flesh of Maris Peer Second Early Potato makes it a popular choice, as does its good flavour. It is particularly good for boiling because it is less likely to split,  making it excellent not just for plain boiling but for salads, chips and roasting.
Insights

A staple food for many, potato tubers belong to the nightshade family and have a remarkable story. Originating in Peru, they helped to fuel the civilizations that developed in the Andes. The 16th-century conquistadors took them to Europe and Raleigh planted seed potatoes in his Cork estate and introduced them to Elizabeth I.

Details
  • Second Early seeds cropping from July-September
  • Produces high yield
  • Hardy natural resistance to powdery scab and skin spot
  • Good for storing
Planting
  • Leave seeds arranged in an open tray in the light to chit before planting
  • Plant with shoots upwards from early-mid-April onwards once the soil has warmed
  • Plant 7.5-13cm deep in a trench with a sprinkling of fertiliser or in bed dug over with well rotted manure or garden compost
  • Leave 40-50cm between rows
  • Full sun/partial shade
  • Avoid frost
Care

As shoots appear from the seed potatoes, cover with a ridge of soil. Continue to cover shoots as they appear. By the end of the season a ridge will have grown to approximately 15cm.