One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A potato of a variety with creamy flesh and smooth oval tubers.
- ‘Strange that you ask as only today I wanted Maris Pipers but they were sold out.’
- ‘No, Maris Pipers are sold to McCains so they can be made into frozen chips.’
- ‘Potatoes count, too - John and Marco Valente of Valente's in Kirkcaldy swear by English Maris Pipers.’
1970s: named after Maris Lane, original site of the Plant Breeding Institute; Piper was chosen arbitrarily as a word beginning with p- for potato.
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