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Potato 'Sarpo Axona'

Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

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Late maincrop.

Sister line to the phenomenally popular 'Sarpo Mira' introduced in 2005. Potato 'Sarpo Axona' is very similar in all respects, particularly with its outstanding blight resistance, but the tubers are more regular in shape and the flesh is slightly more creamy. This late maincrop has superb flavour and is suitable for all culinary uses. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
full sun
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Plant maincrop potatoes from March. Prior to planting, 'chit' the seed potatoes by setting them out in a cool, bright position (10C/ 50F) to allow them to sprout.

When growing maincrop potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession to reduce the risk of disease. Prepare the planting area in a sheltered position in full sun on moist well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure. Plant potatoes in rows at a spacing of 45cm (18"). Rows should be set out 75cm (2', 6") apart. Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4") deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.

Where space is limited, try growing potatoes in potato bags on the patio. Fill an 8 litre potato bag to just below the top of the bag with good quality compost mixed with some well rotted manure. Carefully plunge a single chitted potato tuber into the compost with the shoots pointing upwards at a depth of 12cm (5") from the soil surface. Place the bags in a sunny position and water regularly to keep the compost moist.

Weed between rows and keep potato plants well watered throughout the growing season. If the risk of frost threatens, draw some soil up around the stems to protect them, or move potato bags to a frost free position in a shed or greenhouse. Maincrop varieties can be harvested approximately 20 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

For product weight information regarding how we despatch our quantities of potatoes, onions and garlic, please see the table below. Exact weights will depend on the individual variety, as well as the weather and growing conditions experienced by the grower.

ProductMinimum Weight
Potato 5 Tubers165g
Potato 10 Tubers320g
Potato 20 Tubers655g
Exhibitor Grade Potato 10 Tubers475g
Onions 50 Sets155g
Shallots 20 Sets355g
  1. Sarpo Axona is excellent

    By Christopher Smith 10-01-2016

    I have been growing Sarpo Axona for several years in my allotment. They have performed outstandingly well in all kinds of weather - including the cold and wet of the north midlands. Their flavour is very fine and the texture is quite firm - ideal for just about every culinary use. I have also found that they store very well in brown paper bags: we are still eating last year's crop, and they remain in good condition. I can confirm that they are very resistant to blight and, with judicious use of nematodes, survive slugs on heavy clay soil. An additional benefit is that they form particularly handsome plants when in their pomp in mid-late summer.


    Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. Excellent Potato

    By Benjamin Parkin 28-10-2013

    Ordered Sarpo Mira as they were on offer, but got sent these instead due to poor stock levels. Glad I was sent these. From 1 row filled a 25kg sack. No scab or slug marks were evident on ANY of the tubers. Every spud was of a baking size. Upon cooking one for my wife she thought I had put butter in the spud, even though I hadn't. They taste that good. An all round winner and a definite purchase for the plot next year

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