Picture of MARIS PEER


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This variety has a cream coloured skin and cream flesh, eyes are shallow to medium. Firm, cooked texture. 

Maris Peer is suitable for:

  • Salads
  • Potatoes Wedges
  • Chips
  • Boiling

Tasting notes:

Maris Peer is an egg-shaped salad potato with cream flesh lifted by honey and primrose.  The skin peels off easily when cooked to reveal a pale cream flesh.

The aromas of the cooked potato are of freshly cut grass, a meadow freshness with a hint of citrus, finishing with notes of sweet butter.

In the mouth the Maris Peer potato has a fresh, clean appeal.  It is medium bodied, with a subtle, elegant expression of flavour, with undertones of cream and butter and highlights of fresh green peas and asparagus.  It is very well balanced in the mouth, with a long finish, or ending, to the complex flavours. The texture is firm, and holds its shape well.

There is no need to chit seed potatoes which are planted in summer, so just plant them straight out into trenches dug into a well-prepared bed about 30cm (12in) apart, or plant them into a potato grow-bag, making sure there is at least 20cm (8") of compost beneath them. Add a general purpose fertiliser to the bottom of the trench or growbag and then cover the potatoes with a 20cm layer of soil or compost. Keep well watered and as the plants get to around 20cm (8in) tall you need to bank up the soil around the plant, so the soil covers the bottom two thirds of the plant. Watering your plants well will help improve crop yield and discourage potato scab. It is important that the crop is protected from frosts and the crop should be ready to harvest in around 12 weeks.

-Weight: 1lb.