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Potato 'Maris Peer'Solanum tuberosum

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1kg (16-18 potato tubers) £3.99 Out of Stock
2kg (32-36 potato tubers) £5.99 Out of Stock
1kg (16-18 potato tubers) + 5 growing bags £6.99 Out of Stock
4kg (64-72 potato tubers) £9.99 Out of Stock
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Second early.

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 second early variety also boasts the most attractive, slightly scented purple flowers. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the ground Potato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags How to stop blight


Patio, Kitchen Garden

Tender

Full sun

60cm (23.6in)

60cm (23.6in)

1kg (16-18 Potato Tubers) (T72286)
2kg (32-36 Potato Tubers) (T72285)
1kg (16-18 Potato Tubers) + 5 Growing Bags (T72351P)
4kg (64-72 Potato Tubers) (T72350P)

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Harvest Months

Weed between rows and 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. Second early crops can be harvested approximately 13 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.

Plant second early potato crops from March. Prior to planting, 'chit' the seed potatoes by setting them out in a cool, bright position (10C/ 50F) to allow them to sprout.

When growing second early potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession to reduce 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 a spacing of 37cm (15"). 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. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.


Where space is limited, try growing potatoes in potato bags on the patio. 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 chitted 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.

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 and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Reviews

Maris Peer 2013-02-12

Haven't tasted new potatoes like this for years . Didn't have a particularly high crop ,but I think this was more down to the poor soil . This was more than made up for in the taste . I have re -ordered for next year !!