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Distinct lack of Maris Pipers! 😧

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phoenix Sun 08-Nov-20 14:52:54

Hello all, usual good wishes.

For 2 weeks running Morrison's have not had any Maris Piper potatoesshock!

I'm a tad miffed, as imo they are the best for roast potatoes, knock King Edwards into a cocked hat!

Is it only here, or have others noticed?

dontmindstayinghome Sun 08-Nov-20 15:03:37

No, plenty of them in Aldi.

They are the only ones I ever buy.

Ellianne Sun 08-Nov-20 15:05:43

I got a bag on my Tesco's delivery. They were all huge!

B9exchange Sun 08-Nov-20 15:06:05

Plenty in our Morrisons too, sorry Phoenix!

phoenix Sun 08-Nov-20 15:08:39

Thank you dontmind, may have to change my shopping habits!

We currently divide our main shop between Lidl and Morrisons, but there is an Aldi in the same town we go to, so will have a look.

Glad that you too think Maris Pipers are the way to go!

phoenix Sun 08-Nov-20 15:10:37

Hmm, B9, feeling left out here!

Ellianne I prefer the huge ones, much easier to peel than the fiddly tiddly ones.

TerriBull Sun 08-Nov-20 15:10:58

Yes I agree, Maris Pipers have always been my favoured potato, King Edwards very much a 2nd choice. I've seen them both in Sainsburys and Marks where I've been shopping this past week.

Greyduster Sun 08-Nov-20 15:16:52

My go-to potato for roasties and baking. There were plenty in Aldi on Thursday. The quality has been better this year, too. Last year, wherever I bought them they seemed to be horrible.

kittylester Sun 08-Nov-20 15:22:04

I got some with my Sainsbury's shop this week and haven't ever had a problem in previous weeks. I never but any others either.

Waitrise always gave them too.

You've made me panic now phoenix as I've used a fair few over the weekend.

Are they like loo rolls? Should I stock pile?

phoenix Sun 08-Nov-20 15:29:20

Don't think so kitty unless your potato keeping skills are better than mine!

They seem to start sprouting after about a week in this house sad

ginny Sun 08-Nov-20 16:25:30

Plenty in my local shop. Though I have noticed that they are much larger than usual .

NotAGran55 Sun 08-Nov-20 16:28:44

Plenty in Waitrose.

Lucca Sun 08-Nov-20 16:29:17

kittylester

I got some with my Sainsbury's shop this week and haven't ever had a problem in previous weeks. I never but any others either.

Waitrise always gave them too.

You've made me panic now phoenix as I've used a fair few over the weekend.

Are they like loo rolls? Should I stock pile?

Don’t think loo rolls make particularly good roasties, and I wouldn’t like to......oh never mind.

Septimia Sun 08-Nov-20 16:32:48

We bought some in our Morrisons last Monday. Maybe it's logistics thing. Or maybe folk in this area aren't so keen on them so the stock didn't get depleted so quickly.

I wonder if they'll have any tomorrow......

sparklingsilver28 Sun 08-Nov-20 16:54:35

Can one extend this to poor supplies for weeks. M&S in for a bashing again I'm afraid. New store opened January 2020 and just for starters:
Tinned Chopped Ham available once in eleven months; Black Grapes unavailable Tuesday this week; purple sprouting broccoli unavailable eleven months; fresh apricots unavailable eleven months; Sweet & Ripe Nectarines available three times in eleven months. I am beginning to feel Alnwick, Northumberland, is like living on the MOON.

Calendargirl Sun 08-Nov-20 17:19:56

We bought a sack of Sagitta potatoes once the skins were set. Really wanted Picasso, but no luck.
Never having tried Sagitta before, have been impressed with them. They seem good when boiled, roasted, baked.
Bought from a farm shop.

phoenix Sun 08-Nov-20 17:29:36

Calendargirl we have a local supplier who grows Wilja, but as mentioned upthread, I just don't seem able to keep potatoes, so tend to buy them weekly.

LauraNorder Sun 08-Nov-20 17:40:29

Holyhead Tesco delivered our Welsh Maris Pipers today. Only one week since March that they substituted with Welsh Whites, the worst potatoes ever.

Davidhs Sun 08-Nov-20 18:11:03

Maris Piper are an old variety primarily used for chips, which is also why they are good for Roasties, we use a modern variety Markies a good alternative. King Edwards have been around for a very long time and are expensive to grow.

Iam64 Sun 08-Nov-20 18:41:36

Strange. I've just had a bag delivered with my Tesco shop. I'm about to dish up our meal, which includes Maris Piper roasties

Calendargirl Sun 08-Nov-20 18:41:38

We keep our potatoes in their brown sack in the garage Phoenix, and touch wood, they don’t sprout until much later into the spring, unless they get too warm.

jerseygirl Sun 08-Nov-20 18:43:24

Plenty maris pipers in morrisons here, also asda and lidl

jerseygirl Sun 08-Nov-20 18:43:51

Oh and sainsburys too

MayBee70 Sun 08-Nov-20 19:12:54

I buy potato and onion bags from Dunelm and my potatoes keep for ages. Although I’ve never understood people buying a huge sack of them to use throughout the winter. I’ve also found that organic carrots last for a long time, too. Maris Piper are the only potatoes I’ve bought for years but the mention of Wilma rang a bell from the distant past. I used to like those. Mind you I have developed (as a COVID/no deal brexit stockpiler )a fondness for Smash recently.

phoenix Sun 08-Nov-20 19:20:16

No garage here, Calendargirl sad