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Potato 'Mayan Gold'

Solanum tuberosum 'Mayan Gold'

Photo by Jo.Baker (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Potato 'Mayan Gold' Overview

This all purpose tuber is a main crop variety that has a golden skin and flesh that has a slightly nutty but buttery flavour. Introduced in 2006 from Peru this was grown by the Incas and is bested cooked in it's skin.

Common problems with Potato 'Mayan Gold'

Can be attacked by aphids, capsid bug, Rosy rustic moth and wireworms. They can also suffer from Dry rot, gangrene, grey mould, leaf roll virus, potato mosaic virus, potato powdery scab, potato scab, potato spraing, powdery scab, soft rot, wart disease.

    Potato 'Mayan Gold' Companion Plants

    Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers

    How to harvest Potato 'Mayan Gold'

    Wait to harvest until the leaves turn yellow towards the end of the growing season. Cut and the remove leaves, then leave tubers for 10 days in the ground before digging and storing in a dark frost free area.

    How to propagate Potato 'Mayan Gold'


    In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.

    Special features of Potato 'Mayan Gold'

    Crop rotation

    For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.

    Other uses of Potato 'Mayan Gold'



    Potato tubers are edible and can be boiled, baked, chipped, French-fried, sautéed, steamed or mashed.