Potato Maris Peer (Second early Seed Potato)
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Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Pack quantity: 1.5kg pack
Item code: 51633
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This traditional variety is ideal for use hot or cold, and perfect for boiling, chips and wedges. They hold their colour and structure well in cooking. Firm, creamy flesh under a smooth yellow egg-shaped skin makes them one of our tastiest potatoes.
Potatoes can be divided into five categories, planted from March to July
1. First Earlies – Ready June to July (earlier in some sheltered areas)
2. Second Earlies – Ready July to August
3. Early Maincrops – Ready August
4. Late Maincrop – Ready September onwards
5. Second Cropping / Late Cropping – Ready September to December
Chitting - The chitting process allows strong green shoots (chits) to develop on the tuber before planting. Although not essential it is particularly beneficial for the earlier cropping potatoes, because it gives the potato a quick start thus cropping earlier. Later cropping potatoes are less likely to need chitting as warmer soil temperatures can make a greater difference. Start chitting by setting the seed potatoes out, side by side, blunt end uppermost, in single layers in seed trays or a wooden box. Place in a light, cool, well-ventilated spot to encourage the development of shoots 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) long, prior to planting.
Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.