For many years Sarpo potato varieties have had a fervent following with allotment holders and gardeners. The reasons for that are simple:
- They look for varieties of potato that yield well because of the relatively small space available.
- They frequently grow their vegetables in an organic way and so are always looking for varieties that do not need spraying.
- They want varieties that tolerate late blight, the common disease that can kill plants in a matter of days. There are no longer any fungicides on the market that control late blight disease.
- Blight can be particularly bad on allotments as seed potatoes that can carry blight are obtained from many sources and diseased tubers are often left lying around where they can survive the winter and spread blight in spring and early summer. Blighted foliage and tubers should be buried deeply in compost heaps. Blight does not persist overwinter in the soil.
Sarpo seed potatoes can be purchased from …..