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mayan gold potatoes
« on: December 01, 2009, 19:43 »
I wondered if anyone has grown Mayan Gold? I had some at the weekend and they made awesome roasties that cooked incredibly quickly too.

No-one mentioned them on the other potato threads -- I wanted some idea of yield if I was to have these  :unsure:

Anyone any idea  :)
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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 20:19 »
I know nothing sorry, but just wondered if they are as golden fleshed as they look in some of the piccies?
and being nosey (moi?  :) ) wondered where you ate them :blush:
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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 20:25 »
Yes they are a deep yellow coloured flesh - rather good to look at. Cook incredibly fast ( 4 mins boil, 35 - 40 mins roast only WOW!

and I ate them at my dining table  :lol: :lol: :lol:

PS Bought them in Sainsbury on Friday as I am trying out a few varieties before I order. Haven't got masses of space for spuds so want to grow a range for the children they may not have seen (and that I like eating best of all  ;) )

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 20:41 »
and there was me thinking that you'd eaten out at somewhere incredibly posh ;)
still at home could be incredibly posh ...for all I know :tongue2:

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009, 21:00 »
But of course  ;)

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 22:12 »
Yes, they are that colour and they do make the best roasties in the world.

I found that they sprout too fast though so don't keep all that well - and forget boiling them, they disintegrate after even looking at boiling water.

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 08:03 »
I was told they make the best chips too, if that floats your boat. The boss at work got given some a while ago and apparently they are the bees knees, but he forgot to share..... I was considering them as a variety that we might try to grow too, but we like you Sunshine, have limited space for loads of potatoes.
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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 16:34 »
I read a lot about them on line last night - they are a different species of potato to the others, hence the very different way they need to be cooked ie much more carefully.

I'm still thinking I'll have asmall number though as they are very good eating indeed  ;)

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 19:24 »
I grew all three of the Mayan varieties last year and found that the crops were much smaller than standard varieties of potato. The most productive for me were Mayan Twilight.
They are known to have a short dormancy period, and the seed merchants must keep them in cold storage till they are ready to be sent out.

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 19:37 »
I grew all three of the Mayan varieties last year and found that the crops were much smaller than standard varieties of potato. The most productive for me were Mayan Twilight.
They are known to have a short dormancy period, and the seed merchants must keep them in cold storage till they are ready to be sent out.

We were just ordering some Mayan Twilight, along with a couple of other varieties and planting bags from JBA. For an order of about 20.00, they are adding 15.00 postage! >:( This parcel can be no more than 3 or 4 Kgs in weight! >:( From one part of Scotland to another! >:( . They can keep them!  :mad:

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 19:41 »
Surely that's got to be wrong :ohmy:..............no wonder you didn't buy :(

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2009, 19:42 »
You're * right it sounds wrong MoS! >:( But that's what it says at checkout...

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 09:28 »
I grew the Mayan Twilight this year but I'm afraid I can't say too much about yield because I don't go weighing them or anything.

I can say they grew well in a totally scab free condition against mighty difficult odds - earth being dry as a bone.  About half of my spuds were scabby and all of them a very modest size this year.

I was thinking of adding the Mayan Gold to my list this year - glad to hear they're good I'll certainly be getting a few.  I raved here about the Twilight before, but worth mentioning again.  I ate most of them as baby potatoes because they had a really intense chestnutty flavour, delightful  :)  Texture wise, they are slightly more grainy than a normal potato and you're right they're different and must be eaten fresh so you wouldn't want to grow too many at once.

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2009, 14:58 »
I grew these this year along with Mayan Twilight and Mayan Queen.  The yields have been really good for me.  I don't weigh them but I had about 7 fruit trays of each variety from the 3 15ft rows I put in.  I am not sure if that is good but It works for me! 

In terms of their dormancy though they are sprouting like mad at the moment.  I am doing my best to eat them but still have loads left.  I am going to grow them again next year but will share them with another plot holder as I do like to have potatoes to store overwinter. 

They cook in about 30% less time that conventional potatoes.  They are good for any type of cooking with oil but mash and boiled don't really work.  They make excellent potato cakes though. 

I am incredibly pleased with their flavour. 

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Re: mayan gold potatoes
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2009, 16:21 »
I grew them one year but I only dug up one plant and my plot-sitter ate the rest while I was on holiday  :mellow: I can't say I remember much about the ones we did eat. I might give them another go if I can find them in the nursery but I'm not going to order on line this year.
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