Maris peer potato seed produces a large crop of round, small to medium, white-fleshed tubers that are waxy and a floury taste.
The haulm (or top growth) makes a very handsome plant with amazing purple scented flowers thus making it a great patio potato.
The potato has had a recent revival due to the demand for flavoursome small uniform salad/boiling potatoes. A variety that is suited for second cropping and harvesting at Christmas.
They have a good resistance to skin diseases.
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 Resistant Partially Resistant
Blt = Potato Blight
CS = Common Scab
PCN = Potato Cyst Nematode