Solanum tuberosum 'Sarpo Una'

Solanum tuberosum ‘Sarpo Una’

Potato

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Sarpo Una'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Sarpo potatoes have been bred to withstand the fungal infection potato blight, plus a variety of other diseases. There’s a number of different cultivars, including first and second earlies, and maincrop potatoes. 

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Solanum tuberosum ‘Sarpo Una’ is a second early waxy potato with a delicate flavour, white flesh and good resistance to late blight. It’s perfect for growing in containers or sacks, and will produce high yields if harvested as a maincrop. Use it as a salad potato or save large tubers for baking.

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For best results grow Solanum tuberosum ‘Sarpo Una’ in moist but well-drained soil incorporated with plenty of compost or rotted manure. Water the tubers thoroughly two weeks before lifting. 

How to grow Solanum 'Sarpo Una'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

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Solanum 'Sarpo Una' and wildlife

Solanum 'Sarpo Una' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Solanum 'Sarpo Una' poisonous?

Solanum 'Sarpo Una' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People