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Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yukon Gold Potatoes

This popular variety of potato has smooth thin skin, shallow eyes and buttery yellow flesh. It was first introduced into the market in 1980 as a cross between North American white potatoes and the yellow-fleshed South American potatoes. Yukon Gold potatoes are highly versatile in the kitchen and can be stored in a cool dark environment for 2 to 3 months.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (7 to 8 hours)

Soil pH

  • 4.8 to 5.4

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 9


  • Plant seed potatoes 12 to 15 inches apart
  • Allow 3 feet between rows


  • Water 2 or 3 times per week, totaling 1 inch per week


  • Early potato – 60 to 80 days to maturity
  • Best for boiling, baking, frying, mashing, roasting, steaming
  • Oval tuber with yellow skin and waxy yellow flesh
  • Medium to high yield potential
  • Can develop hollow heart if tubers grow over 8 ounces

Have you ever tried growing Yukon Gold potatoes? Are there any challenges you face growing them? Please tell us your best tips for growing Yukon Gold potatoes.


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