Definition of Maris Piper in English:

Maris Piper


  • 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.


Maris Piper