Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Maris Piper
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:

Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

111 to 120 days

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Skin Color:

Buff

Skin Texture:

Smooth

Flesh Color:

White

Cream

Tuber Shape:

Oval

Tuber Size:

Small

Large

Typical Yield:

Many

Texture:

Dry (floury, mealy)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Nashville, Indiana

Glendale, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 10, 2013, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of my favorites ,it grows great,yields well,and has potato. berries to plant TPS (true potato seed) -tastes great, and it stores well -- what more could one ask?

Positive

On Jul 13, 2007, wuridel from Nashville, IN wrote:

2007 growing season in southern Indiana was very hard on potatoes, receiving only 1.5" rain from May 1st to mid June. All varieties were irrigated, but still yields were below average. Maris Piper, however, cropped a consistent yield of medium sized, oblong tubers, about 1.5-2 # per plant (good for dry weather). Best yield of our yellow potatoes (Yellow Finn and Bintje were second), excellent size for market boxes. Irrigation probably helped with scab, as they were virtually scab-free.

Negative

On Apr 13, 2006, marrowman from shrewsbury
United Kingdom wrote:

Tried this in 2005. heavy crop of medium pototaoes but every single one ruined by slugs.

Neutral

On Jan 13, 2003, Baa wrote:

An popular commercial and garden crop in Europe, it was bred in Cambridge, England in the 1960s.

It's a good cropper in the UK but can suffer somewhat from slugs, scab and blight among other diseases although it has good resistance to some potato virii. It also has a low tolerance to drought.

A good all round cooker but there are better potatoes for frying.