Potato Sarpo Mira (Maincrop Seed Potato)
Bred in Hungary, if blight is a problem in your garden this could be the answer to your prayers! Add to that its drought-resistance and the fact slugs don’t seem to like the pink-skinned tubers and you have rather remarkable spud, which is also a good keeper. Sarpo Mira has floury flesh and is a great all-round choice, being especially suitable for roasting, baking and chipping.
Potatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There’s the nurturing process of chitting, planting and earthing-up, the anticipation of a good harvest as you dig through the soil and, of course, the unbeatable taste of fresh, home-grown, potatoes.
All potatoes (except for maincrops) will benefit from ‘chitting’ prior to planting out. The chitting process encourages the seed to sprout, which then when planted, helps them to establish more readily, leading to bigger crops. Simply place them, blunt end up, in an old egg box until the shoots are approximately 1½ to 2½cm (½ to 1in).
All of our seed potatoes are certified “Safe Haven” or equivalent status. The Safe Haven Certification Scheme provides protection for the British potato industry and its customers from bacterial ring rot and other harmful organisms like brown rot and soft rots caused by Dickeya species. The scheme ensures that all seed is only grown from Safe Haven sourced seed or nuclear stock and this helps protect against any pests and diseases which affect potato and are not found in Britain. All our customers can therefore be assured of first class quality seed potatoes for their gardens and allotments.
Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.