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Potato 'Sarpo Mira'Solanum tuberosum

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33 Reviews

Best In Class for blight resistance - click here for details

1kg (16-18 potato tubers) £3.99 Out of Stock
2kg (32-36 potato tubers) £5.99 Out of Stock
4kg (64-72 potato tubers) £9.99 Out of Stock
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews

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 ground Potato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags How to stop blight


Kitchen Garden

Tender

Full sun

60cm (23.6in)

60cm (23.6in)

1kg (16-18 Potato Tubers) (T72282)
2kg (32-36 Potato Tubers) (T72281)
4kg (64-72 Potato Tubers) (T72346P)

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Harvest Months

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.

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.

Delivery

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For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.

Reviews

The Only Potatoes I'll Grow Again Now 2016-12-23

After years of growing different varieties these Sarpo potatoes are the only ones I'll grow again now. I'm fed up with blight destroying my crops, I have wasted a LOT of money trying out all the others. This Sarpo Mira produced my best yield to date and the most healthy foliage I've experianced. The potatoes were great tasting too. A lot of other varieties I don't even get to sample them really due to disease. It's also worth noting they do fantastic on poor ground and/or low nutrient input.

T&M replied on 2016-12-28: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Good sized tubers 2016-11-14

These seem to be incredibly popular by potato growers and it's easy to see why. I now grow them every year and this year tried them in polybags. As always a good sized crop with some large tubers. Probably the varieties' strongest attribute is the ability to resist blight and I can verify this myself. Not only did the plants avoid it but kept on growing well on into October and the tops were still mostly green when I harvested them. Personally I find they have a very good flavour and can be used for most cooking requirements.

T&M replied on 2016-11-15: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. I am very pleased that you were happy with your potato tubers. It sounds as though you had a really good yield. I hope we can continue to be of service to you.

Very Reliable 2016-10-23

I have grown these for several years now and found them to be very reliable and consistent. They get to a good size and can be used for just about anything, i would definitely recommend them.

T&M replied on 2016-10-24: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Can not be faulted excellent potatoes 2016-01-24

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.

T&M replied on 2016-01-28: 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.

best iv ever grown. 2015-09-18

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.

T&M replied on 2015-09-21: 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.

Would be perfect if not for the slugs. 2015-09-16

The slug resistance advertised does not seem to have prevented a large amount of slug related damage to my tubers.

T&M replied on 2015-09-17: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. Unfortunately, while this variety is slug resistant, it does not completely prevent any damage from slugs. There are many measures you can take to control damage, but it is very difficult to completely prevent it. If you would like to contact us at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to offer some help and suggestions.

recommend to all 2014-10-20

I am growing this variety from 2 years on my allotments. size of potatoes unbelievable .very good crop. when i dug first year, kids was saving is that sweet potatoes, this year I am trying Organic seeds tubes

T&M replied on 2014-10-21: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Disappointing 2014-08-28

I grew these potatoes this year (2014) having had great success with Sarpo Una the year before. Sarpo Una were unavailable this year. The Mira were grown under the same conditions as before but produced a yield of maybe one quarter of last year's Una. This was extremely disappointing. Although they tasted good, I will not be trying them again.

T&M replied on 2014-08-28: Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer care team on ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

Definitely recommended 2014-08-11

i have been really pleased with these particularly their disease and bug resistance, and I have grown on from left over potatoes in second year. I expect to do the same again next spring. They were pretty prolific in my garden.

T&M replied on 2014-11-10: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

A heavy cropper 2013-10-09

I grew these for the first time this year and have just started lifting them, getting on average 7lbs per plant. Some of the potatoes are large enough to feed 3 people! They were grown in new raised beds and planted approx 6 inches deep. As the leaves appeared I covered them with the contents of last year's compost heaps until I could no longer get more compost over them. They were grown 8 to a 4x10 foot bed.

what a spud! 2013-09-22

Grown for the first time this year on our allotment and while all others got blight these did not unbelievable! lovely size beautiful flavour great for boiled roast baking in fact all possible uses will definitely be ordering again

sarpo mirra potato 2012-08-26

I have grown potatoes for many years and this is the best yet ,igrew other crops along side these which got the blight and these were totally unaffected ,size and quantity was second to none .so there is only one main crop for me now on .sarpo Mira is class all round.

Great tasting potatoes 2011-11-22

Really tasty potatoes and easy to grow - I must admit I neglected them a bit, but they grew very well and produced a good crop. They were slightly scabby, but it wasn't a problem - it only affects the skin.

Huge potatoes 2011-10-17

An extraordinary high yielding crop, most potatoes of baked potato size despite one of the driest years, and some were truly massive. Most potatoes were blemish free. It had been a totally blight free year so the resistance was never tested Trying to find ways of cooking however, has proved problematic - boils to watery mush, chips are as dry as wood, and baked potatoes need about a 1lb of butter to make them palatable. They are not the tastiest of potatoes I have to say. 

Brilliant crop 2011-09-15

Lovely crop of good sized red tubers. Not a mark on them. No sign of blight that did the rounds on the other allotments.

1st time success 2011-08-31

2011:First time I've grown potatoes in the ground, (some new in bags previously) and I'm thrilled. Clay soil, no extra compost, they grew strongly with supeb haulm. Just beginning to have some marked and yellowing leaves at the end of August, so I dug some up, and was astonished at the quality and size of the potatoes. Little slug damage too. I have cooked them in a variety of ways, and they are delicious. I'm drying some off ready for storage, and if they stand up well, they are indeed the perfect crop! Many thanks

Huge potatoes 2011-08-31

Have tried to grow potatoes before but never have had ones as huge as these. This is an easy to grow variety and the slugs seem to leave them alone! Would definitely recommend them!

Sarpo Mira interim review 2011-08-27

I planted Mira, Axona and Blue Danube in early May for the first time as an experiment in blight resistance, using the same techniques as all other spuds: goat manure and poultry manure pellets. Location East Yorkshire on clay with chalk. The haulms have grown enormously, and are still producing new flowers at the end of August, showing no signs of dying back. Curious to know what was happening below ground we lifted one plant of each today and found Mira tubers were extremely large, with no signs of scab or slugs; Blue danube slightly smaller, perfect condition and a beautiful purple colour. Experiment now transferred to kitchen, and will update review. Bon Appetit!

Good cropper 2011-08-26

This potato grew with very strong hulme. No blight (however, none on other crops either this year) Very little slug damage but again not on other crops apart from Blue Danube. Taste very good when cooked. Time will tell how long they keep.

Sarpo mira Seed Potatoes 2011-08-25

This year has been disappointing for these potatoes compared to last year. I planted three rows of potatoes, 40 plants in no., and still have one row to harvest. The two harvested have resulted in excess of 1 stone in weight of of blighted pots. Regretably blight resistant tomatoes have not feared any better, and am wondering if the seeds of both species of these, (same genus) has now lost their resistance/ They were also hit hard by eel worm. The best pots I had this year were Rooster. Not so large, but none touched by blight and only fopur had been attacked by eel worm. I shall stick with these in futer for late potatoes. D G Woodhouse 

Crisp Golden Roast Potatoes 2011-08-24

My only reason for buying these potatoes was the claim for blight resistance. They certainly have more blight resistance than other potatoes, but some of tops died much earlier than others as though they had been affected by blight, though there has been no trace of blight in the tubers. As would be expected the plants, which died earlier had smaller tubers. The tubers made good salad potatoes but their real forté is for roasting and frying, as they produce wonderful crisp golden roast potaoes and chips.

excellent potato 2011-08-24

I grew these for the first time this year and am very pleased with the results, excellent quantity and quality potato and although I had some blight it did not affect these plants. Great!!!!

great spud 2011-08-24

I grew them last year and loved them so planted them this year as well. not dug them all up yet but the ones i have are a good size.if you like a floury potato these are the ones for you.

you can bet on 2011-08-24

evrything been said about it is true.i did grew them next to the other werity tubers and sow that no blight on them but the rest. taste good, amount good.i say evry one should try them.whish sucses to all

A Good Result. 2011-08-24

This is the first year I have tried these potatoes but I will be growing them again next year. They produce very sturdy plants which grew well even in spells of dry weather. They were in an open part of the allotment and weren't affected by winds. Each plant so far, has produced a good quantity of potatoes, many of them very large and firm. They are easy to scrape and the flesh is of a creamy colour. They boil without disintegrating in the pan and the flavour is excellent. Certainly what a potato fresh out of the ground should taste like.

Why list Sarpo Mira as a maincrop? 2011-08-23

For many years I have tried a variety of potato varieties, mainly first early, but with limited success. Most years blight or dry weather have meant a meagre crop. Having now grown Sarpo Mira for 2 years, I am impressed by how easy and early they are, tolerant not only of poor weather conditions but also of poor soil. This year I chitted for over 6 weeks, then planted on 1st April. Despite the very dry conditions, they thrived and I was able to dig the first tubers as earlies at the very beginning of July. By then, they had already reached a reasonable size, the weight per plant was good, and they continued growing rapidly during the whole of July. Personally, I think they are best grown as an early and I dug the whole crop at the beginning of August, by which time some had reached a very good size. Later in the season, you do have to be careful with cooking as they will readily turn to a pile of mash in the saucepan, but as an early they are ideal.

Worthy of consideration for bad blight areas 2011-08-23

Over the past ten years I have trialed almost every variety of potato boasting degrees of blight resistance with somewhat mixed results. Sarpo Mira coped very well through a very prologed period of drought, putting on good growth which remained healthy even when the weather resumed its usual soggy state in the West Country. The yield was pretty good but the big HOWEVER is that, whilst Sarpo Mira is evidently blight resistant, it is clearly also very appealling to the slug population. Almost every large potato had signs of slimy visitors and could not therefore be stored. I will probably try these again but will plant them rather deeper than usual to keep them out of harms way.

Sarpo Mira and Axona Growth 2011-08-23

Grown in clay soil Bristol 2011. Both varieties had good growth (with potato fertiliser) and limited additional watering, primarily just rainfall. Compared to other varieties, they were healthy and fully flowered by mid August. No signs of any infection (I have a garden usually plagued by blight, slug damage, potato scab). Dug up yesterday, and have had load of healthy tubers, maybe not quite as abundant as the Charlottes (salad potatoes) which I regularly grow in my heavy clay soil, which always crop well. Definitely the best 2 main crops I have ever grown (in 5 years). I would recommend these to anyone who has clay soil, overburdened with slugs and usually prone to late summer blight. I will definitely be buying both of these seed potatoes again for my main potatoes. They are reliable, pest and disease free, abundant crops. Late Aug digging has been perfect timing, will be interesting to see how well they store, will post then...

Reliable tasty potatoes 2011-08-12

I have grown these for a few years now and find them versatile, especially for roasting and mash. They can be a bit dry but if you watch when boiling they do not go to mush. I agree that chipped they aren't the best, but you can put this down to weather conditions because in previous years they've been fine. Have got some really huge ones this season, and they really store well.

Spuds Spuds Spuds 2011-05-15

Bought 20 tuber as a special offer from Thompson & Morgan in April. One monthe alter they are already growing, Excellent value, great service, and good quality as always,

Heavy cropper 2011-05-09

Tall strong haulms, superb cropper really large potatoes, that will roast, boil and mash. I'm not sure if mine got blight or not...blight was rife on our allotments, so when suspicious brown spots began appearing on the foliage, and some of them began to flop I cut the halums off at ground level to prevent anything spreading to the tubers just before August 12th. I have now lifted the entire crop, and they appear healthy, but there are some small holes in some of them. Last year I grew Cara and there were far more holes, and a lot of wasted potatoes.

Excellent Crop 2011-04-09

While both alloments on either side of mine had blighted crops the Sarpo Mira on my plot came up trumps, no blight and excellent cropper. Ideal for roasting with fluffy edges and perfect for mash too.

Sarpo Mira 2010-03-10

When all the other potato plants are dying from blight, and you're lucky to find an unaffected tomato, there's Sarpo Mira standing green against the onslaught. While there are limits to how much it can take - all the spores from adjacent plots, and the current damp weather, are reason for some surgery - they're still, in early October, sending carbohydrates to fill their tubers. Which are value-for-money tubers, evidently rich in starch to keep you warm through the winter.