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.

Parentage SCRI DB270(43) x SCRI DB 220(52) ex Phureja
Breeder Agent Greenvale AP
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2035

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Characters

Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberVery long
Colour of skinBlue parti-coloured
Colour of fleshMedium yellow
Depth of eyesMedium
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutBlue
MaturityMaincrop
Height of plantsTall - very tall
Colour of flowerRed violet
Frequency of berriesVery 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