potato 'Sarpo Mira' (PBR)
potato - maincrop
A high yielding , red-skinned late maincrop variety, ‘Sarpo Mira’ (pronounced Sharpo), produces a good amount of weed-smothering foliage, but it is the potatoes natural resistance to blight that makes it stand out from the crowd. Years of research at the Sárvári Research Trust (SRT), which is a not-for-profit company based at Bangnor university in North Wales, has produced a couple of new varieties with high levels of blight resistance - and this one is regarded as the best of the best. It is a good all rounder in the kitchen and has a floury texture that is great for baking, roasting and making chips. It also has good crop yields and stores well so the good harvest potential will mean you do not have to eat them all at once.
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