Maris Bard potato seed was one of the earliest cropping potatoes until it was overtaken by plants such as Swift and Rocket seed potatoes.
This variety has a high yield, good size and appearance with good cooking characteristics and a traditional new potato earthy taste. Smooth white skinned and white flesh.
Has good all round resistance and is a reliable potato.
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Waxy potatoes are firmer and hold their shape. Floury potatoes are softer and break up more easily. The potato varieties mentioned on this web site are suggestions only and there are many more available.
1 is WAXY and 9 is FLOURY
Texture 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
The numbers given for pest or disease susceptibility or resistance are to be read as indicators. Factors like soil, crop maturity and skin thickness can affect the outcome of these readings - they are only a guide... don't get hung up.
1 is Susceptible and 9 is Resistant
Blt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
CS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
PCN Susceptible Partially Resistant Resistant
Blt = Potato Blight
CS = Common Scab
PCN = Potato Cyst Nematode