Maris Bard seed potatoes are one of the best varieties that we grow here at JBA. Maris Bard produces high yielding crops of a good even size and, for many years, was the leading first early for maturing the fastest.
These seed potatoes are oval shaped with white skins, shallow tuber eyes and white flesh. Good resistance against common-scab. Maris Bard are best suited to boiling and early salad use in the kitchen - simply dig, wash, boil and serve.
Choose a place in the garden which has not been used to grow garlic, onions, shallots or leeks for at least two years. The soil should be open, well drained and not have been manured for at least one year.
Each potato should be 25cm from the next, with rows spaced 60cm apart. Always make sure the eyes are facing upwards. Drills should be 15cm deep.
Water well in dry spells.
Harvest June-July . Dig up mature potatoes and store them in a cool, dry and dark location. Potatoes can be stored for several months. Tip: when harvesting, remove all foliage and small potatoes from the soil and discard, to avoid diseases on next year’s crop.
Plant as soon as possible after purchase. Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place until planting. Keep free from frost.
Grown from cultivated stock.