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Potato 'Maris Peer' (Second Cropping)Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

What is Tender Tuber?
Plant that grows from an underground storage organ. Generally supplied in a
dormant condition with no top growth. Susceptible to damage
or death at temperatures below 5C.

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Ideal for growing in bags in the greenhouse

The perfect addition to your Christmas lunch

Harvest new potatoes in autumn and winter!

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Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Tender Tuber

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Description

Second cropping

Second cropping potatoes are perfect for producing delicious new potatoes in autumn and right up to Christmas! These tubers are held back by growers under cold conditions until late summer so that you can plant them later in the season. They need to be kept frost free, so they make excellent crops for growing in bags in the greenhouse or in sheltered veggie plots.

Favoured by restaurants and gardeners alike. The firm creamy yellow fleshed tubers of Potato ‘Maris Peer’ retain their colour and have a superb flavour, but won’t disintegrate on cooking. This outstanding Christmas cropping variety also boasts the most attractive, slightly scented purple flowers. Perfect for that 'New Potato' taste out of season. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight


1kg potato tubers (KB6457)
2kg potato tubers (KB6460)

How to Grow

Second cropping potatoes do not require 'chitting' and should be planted as soon as they are received. When planting late potatoes in bags, fill an 8 litre potato bag to just below the top of the bag with good quality compost mixed with some well rotted manure. Carefully plunge a single potato tuber into the compost with the shoots pointing upwards at a depth of 12cm (5") from the soil surface. Place the bags in a sunny position and water regularly to keep the compost moist.


When growing second cropping potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession as this will increase the risk of disease. Prepare the planting area in a sheltered position in full sun on moist well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure. Plant potatoes in rows at spacing of 45cm (18"). Rows should be set out 75cm (2’, 6") apart. Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4") deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. If risk of frost threatens, protect emerging shoots by drawing some soil over the top of them.

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Keep potato plants well watered throughout the growing season. If the risk of frost threatens, draw some soil up around the stems to protect them, or move potato bags to a frost free position in a shed or greenhouse. Tubers can be harvested as required, with the others being left in the ground. 'Ping-pong ball' sized tubers can be harvested approximately 10 to 11 weeks after planting, or harvested 13 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back. After harvesting, store potatoes in a cool, dark frost-free position until you are ready to use them.


Alternatively cut down the haulms (stems) with secateurs to just above soil level as the leaves wither/yellow and protect from frost by covering with a thick layer of straw and/or sacking. These can then be lifted as new potatoes at Christmas time.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

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