What is a “maris piper”?
-A type of day lily
-A variety of pipe tobacco
-A rare, almost extinct goldfish
-A type of potato
The maris piper is a type of Irish potato originally bred in Northern Ireland by John Clarke. It is the United Kingdom’s most popular potato but is seldom found for sale in the U.S. Clarke, a prolific breeder who created 33 certified varieties of potato over a 50-year period, first introduced his maris piper in 1963. It is a cream-colored, oval-shaped potato with pale, golden skin and is great for making french fries. Source: HomeGuides.SFGate.com