Having seen the yields that Dan over at allotmentdiary gets over the last couple of years plus the £1.50 off a trial pack that John Harrison has arranged over at Allotment Garden my order is in for next year and will be dispatched in Mid February.
If you do order any Sarpo potatoes check out the complete order page as they provide labels free of charge and had I not already have ordered I would have bought a couple of their hessian sacks
The TOUGH GUY SarpoThe original Sarpo and still the most widely known. With 40 years plus heritage Sarpo Mira has the highest resistance to potato late blight (some say the highest overall of any variety). Launched in 2002 this unique variety has characteristics that make it the potato of choice for organic growers and those interested in low input spuds.
Mira is a large, pink skinned main crop potato that has its origins in pre 1992 Hungary where the collective farm system had a need for high yielding, high dry matter potato that needed little or no chemical sprays and could be stored without the need for refrigeration or anti sprouting treatments.
Sarpo Mira develops to produce a deep rooted (and thus drought tolerant) plant that grows very tall, smothering weed competition as it does so.
The secret to growing Sarpo Mira is to decide when to harvest. Mira does not have any natural senescence and as such if left it will continue to grow until or if frost stops it. As such it can develop very large tubers which have a very high dry matter making them a very floury potato. This variety is particularly prized in the North of the UK and Irish Republic where this style is favoured.
Seed potato is supplied in sizes between 35mm and 55mm. The average weight of a seed tuber is 75g. So expect to receive in the order of the following amounts. Our product is packed by weight and as such there is no guarantee of numbers which can vary depending on the seed crop harvest each year
1.5kg pack — approx. 20 tubers
Sarpo Trial Pack
I also decided to buy a trial pack, ideal for small gardens, beginners and container growers. Each pack contains 3 x 500g (approx. 8 tubers of each variety) of the following varieties, the total weight of this trial pack is 1.5kg
At the bottom of the page it states seed potato is supplied in sizes between 35mm and 55mm. The average weight of a seed tuber is 75g. So expect to receive in the order of the following amounts. Our product is packed by weight and as such there is no guarantee of numbers which can vary depending on the seed crop harvest each year
1.5kg pack — approx. 20 tubers (7 of each approx.)
So we will have to see how large the seed potatoes are and if we get 21 or 24 potatoes when they come.
- Sarpo Axona – blight resistant, red skinned main crop. Floury potato idea for chipping, mashing and baking
- Sarpo Kifli – blight resistant, white skinned second early crop, Waxy potato with anew potato flavour all year round
- Sarpo Blue Danube – unusual blue skinned variety with strong resistance to tuber blight. The perfect roastie!