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Potato 'Sárpo Mira'

Solanum tuberosum 'Sárpo Mira'

Also known as

Potato 'Sarpo Mira'

Photo by Brighter-Blooms (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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'

Tubers

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'

Crop rotation

For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.

Pot plant

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.