Maris Bard (Organic/First Early Variety)
A Rocket Gardens Favourite
Maris Bard seed potatoes are one of the best varieties that we grow here at Rocket Gardens. Maris Bard produces high yielding crops of a good even size and, for many years, was the leading first early for maturing the fastest.
Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10
Variety: Maris Bard (organic)
In the kitchen: This variety of potato is best suited to boiling and early salad use.
Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.
Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.
For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.
When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.
*Transplants suitable for organic growing.