Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sarpo Mira potatoes

Sarpo Mira potatoes are probably the most blight resistant variety currently available (we hope there are more in the pipeline), making them ideal to grow in a blight-susceptible area such as West Penwith (we do not resort to copper-based fungicidal sprays to combat blight, even though these are allowed under some organic certification schemes). Sarpo Mira are long, pink-skinned, and floury (having a high dry-matter content) making them good for mash, chips and roasting. The other night I made a three-root gratin with them, using potatoes, swede and celeriac, plus the delectable full-fat milk we sell in the farm shop - delicious!

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