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.
- full sun (7 to 8 hours)
- 4.8 to 5.4
- 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
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