Mayan Gold originated from the foothills of the Andes of Peru where its ancestors were once farmed by the Incas. Mayan Gold is a golden coloured tuber with a nutty flavour proving to be an exceptional variety for chip, crisp and roast manufacturing. Susceptible to Dry rot Fusarium sulphureum , potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Tests show resistance to late blight on foliage, skin spot and common scab. Resistant to powdery scab.
SCRI DB270(43) x SCRI DB 220(52) ex Phureja
Breeder Rights (expiry)
|Shape of tuber||Very long|
|Colour of skin||Blue parti-coloured|
|Colour of flesh||Medium yellow|
|Depth of eyes||Medium|
|Smoothness of skin||Smooth|
|Colour of base of lightsprout||Blue|
|Height of plants||Tall - very tall|
|Colour of flower||Red violet|
|Frequency of berries||Very many|
Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.
Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 29th of July, 2008