Potato 'Sárpo Mira'
Solanum tuberosum 'Sárpo Mira'
Also known as
Potato 'Sarpo Mira'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Potato 'Sárpo Mira' Overview
This floury tuber is a late main crop variety that has a red skin and a white flesh. Introduced in 1992 it was developed by the Sarvari family in Hungary for a high blight resistance. It is recommended that you lift the tubers before the foliage has died back as they get large!.
Common problems with Potato 'Sárpo Mira'
How to harvest Potato 'Sárpo Mira'
Wait to harvest until the leaves turn yellow towards the end of the growing season. Cut and the remove leaves, then leave tubers for 10 days in the ground before digging and storing in a dark frost free area.
How to propagate Potato 'Sárpo Mira'
In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.
Special features of Potato 'Sárpo Mira'
For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.
Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.
Other uses of Potato 'Sárpo Mira'
Floury potatoes tend to break up when boiled so they are more suited to being roasted, baked and for making chips. They also suit being used for mash.