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Potato 'Maris Piper'

If you buy ‘Maris Piper’, it’s almost always sold as a whopper, but they are even more delicious when harvested small.
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1kg

Buy 2 or more and pay only £5.47 each

Delivery:

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July
Height
60cm (24in)
Common name
Potato
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Chit tubers in a frost free and light place from February-March for planting in well manured soil from late March.

Description

If you buy ‘Maris Piper’, it’s almost always sold as a whopper, but they are even more delicious when harvested small. That’s the reason to grow your own for the best summer roast potato version —par-boiled, lightly crushed and then in olive oil, salt and rosemary. One of my favourite summer things.

Care Tips

When the shoots first appear draw the earth from between the rows to cover them. This encourages underground shoots and more tubers. Add in lots of well rotted manure the previous autumn (not too fresh).