Maris Piper Seed Potatoes | Maincrop 2kg bag
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Maris Piper Seed Potatoes | Maincrop 2kg bag

A very well-known potato variety which is a great starter potato if you are new to growing! They are known for their high yields and great cooking abilities.

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A very well-known potato variety which is a great starter potato if you are new to growing! They are known for their high yields and great cooking abilities, which is no wonder as they are the number one spud used in chip shops in the UK. They are oval in shape with white skins and cream coloured flesh – they are a great potato for storing too.

Maincrop seed potatoes take the longest to mature of between 125 – 140 days, however, they are known for their higher yielding than the first and second earlies, not only that they are great for storing and using over the winter months.

Our 2kg packs contain between 20 to 25 tubers graded 35 to 60 mm.

Here is an idea for the planting and harvesting times for our maincrop varieties

Planting       Harvesting
Early                February to March Early                                        August*
Normal                               April Normal            September to October 

 

 

* remember harvesting early could lead to smaller potatoes and low yields


 

Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Eating Texture:  Floury
Culinary Uses:  Boiling - Mashing - Baking- Chipping - Roasting

When you receive your seed potatoes, if they are not ready for planting (follow the planting table displayed in each variety) make sure you store these in a cool, dry place, with no direct sunlight, until it is time to plant.

It’s good practice, especially with First earlies and maincrop, to ‘chit’ the seed potatoes before planting out. A few empty egg boxes are the perfect way to do this. Stand them rose end up where the most dents in the skin are and pop them in a frost-free place with direct sunlight to allow the shoots to start growing. When these reach about 3cm (1ins) these are ready to plant. Find the strongest chits on the potato – around three or four - and rub the rest off before planting. 

For more growing information please see our How To Grow Potatoes.

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Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24, larger orders via Parcelforce.

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