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Potato 'Sarpo Mira'

Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

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Late maincrop.

This late maincrop variety has it all - unprecedented blight resistance, good slug resistance, vigorous weed suppressing foliage, and it grows well in a wide range of soils. Potato 'Sarpo Mira' produces huge yields of tasty, floury tubers that have a long storage potential. A real all-rounder for all cooking purposes. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Organic 'Sarpo Mira' has Organic Certification approved by The Soil Association.

Useful links:

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

Pack size info: 1kg equates to approximately 15 potato tubers of grade 35:55.


4 for 3 on all packs of potato tubers

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July
full sun
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £3.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £5.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £9.99

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.

Potato 1kg packApprox. 15 tubers grade 35:55
Potato 2kg packApprox. 30 tubers grade 35:55
Potato 4kg packApprox. 60 tubers grade 35:55

Please note: Exact tuber count will depend on individual varieties, and on the actual weather and growing conditions experienced by the grower.

  1. Can not be faulted excellent potatoes

    By andrew beamish 24-01-2016

    This year was my first year growing anything and I wanted varieties that were easy to grow and care for, etc . After some research I decided to go with this potato variety because of the characteristics described. I was not disappointed at all. I practically did nothing with them and they flourished producing an abundant delicious crop. I did want to try something different this year but because of how great these where I'm tempted to just do them again.


    Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased to learn you have been happy with your purchase. 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. best iv ever grown.

    By edmund parsons 18-09-2015

    this variety is very reliable grows strongly and has the best slug resistance of any potato iv grown. blight resistance is so good i dont need to remove foliage or spray. boiled texture is a bit powdery is only down side, but this texture leads to amazing mash.


    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you have been happy with your order. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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