JBA Seed Potatoes Maris Peer Seed Potatoes
Maris Peer seed potatoes produce one of the most magnificent looking haulms ever seen.
Maris Peer seed potatoes produce one of the most magnificent looking haulms ever seen. The flowers on the foliage are even scented which makes them unusual for a seed potato.
Maris Peer tubers are oval shaped with white skins and a firm, creamy coloured flesh. Disease-wise they have good resistance to all skin diseases.
Maris Peer are particularly well suited for second cropping and harvesting at Christmas time.
Second earlies are typically ready for harvesting around 15-22 weeks from planting.
How Many Seed Potatoes do you Need?
Please specify width and length of your soil to work out how many seed potatoes you need:
Maris Peer seed potatoes are remarkable maincrop varieties, known for their aesthetic haulms and unique scented flowers. The tubers, oval and white-skinned, encase firm, creamy flesh. Notably resilient to skin diseases, these potatoes are perfect for second cropping, usually ready for Christmas harvest. Maturation typically takes 15-22 weeks, with a mid to late April sowing in the ground yielding larger sizes.
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 35cm from the next, with rows spaced 70cm 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.