Potato – Sarpo Mira (maincrop)
Sarpo Mira (maincrop)
This is the safe one, the one you’ll be guaranteed a massive yield of potatoes and the one that blight will not touch. There have been many years where all other varieties collapsed with blight and this one stood proud with not a sign of the dreaded disease. Sarpo Mira has very large, irregular shaped pink tubers.
The growth is very strong and the foliage quickly covers the soil thus reducing the need for weed control. It was bred in Hungary
Sarpo Mira potatoes can be planted in mid April and harvest starts in September/October.
Plant outdoors in mid April and harvest late September to October
Spacing: 30cm in drill (drills widely spaced so you can earth up)
There are about 10-12 seed potatoes in a kilo.
With a spacing of 1 ft (30cm), you’ll get a 10-12ft (3.5 -4m) long drill per kilo.
With a spacing of 25cm, you’ll get a 3m long drill per kilo.