Potato 'Yukon Gold'

Solanum tuberosum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Yukon Gold
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9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:

Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

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Typical Yield:



Waxy (salad)

Foliage Color:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Mobile, Alabama

Chugiak, Alaska

Palmer, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Queen Creek, Arizona

Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

Hercules, California

Redwood City, California

Aurora, Colorado

Newark, Delaware

Deltona, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Evergreen Park, Illinois

Macomb, Illinois

Jeanerette, Louisiana

Adamstown, Maryland

Attleboro, Massachusetts

Garden City, Michigan

Gobles, Michigan

Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Bozeman, Montana

Kalispell, Montana

Henderson, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Winnemucca, Nevada

Rochester, New York

Ronkonkoma, New York

Warwick, New York

Geneva, Ohio

Lebanon, Ohio

Haskell, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Indiana, Pennsylvania

Wakefield, Rhode Island

Austin, Texas

Brownwood, Texas

Dallas, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Radford, Virginia

Benton City, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Grantsburg, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 24, 2011, hendersonfarmer from Henderson, NV wrote:

this plant is doing very well in my area(las vegas,nv). That is until the heat started. It doesen't handle hundred degree temp very well.


On Apr 27, 2010, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Outstanding fryer! This potato is best served boiled or baked. It can be served mashed. Yukon Gold has medium-early maturity. Super yields in quantities similar to Russet Burbank. Gold flesh has a nutty flavor. Grows upright, resists mild mosaic virus.


On Jul 17, 2009, ducktrapper from Grantsburg, WI wrote:

Good yields, no scabs (in a plot where other potato varieties sometimes have a problem). Large tubers, plants can be grown very close together. Sets true potato seed (TPS). I have not tried growing any of it out yet. We host relatives from both sides of our family at Thanksgiving in rural Wisconsin, and mashed Yukons have become a requested tradition


On May 4, 2008, dreamingflowers from WayupNorth, MN (Zone 3a) wrote:

One of my favorites- I am so glad I have a few left that went to seed and I hope I have more luck with them this year. I have worked my clay soil- so if I can grow nice ones, anyone can. Some of mine were huge. Beautiful and clean smooth skin-very flavorful.


On Feb 25, 2008, QCHammy from San Tan Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

The last few in the bag I bought at the grocery store started to go bad. I threw them in the compost pile. This was in Oct. About 3 weeks later they began to send up shoots. Continued to throw my garden waste around them being sure not to smother them, watered about once or twice a week and they thrived. I'm sure they loved the compost. Unfortunately, a frost in Dec. killed them before they had a chance to mature. Still got some fantastic "new" potatoes. Very flavorful and great texture and color.


On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

A favorite among gardeners, consumers and chefs. Bred and selected by AgCanada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture in 1966. Excellent producer and a great keeper. 80-90 days.


On Jul 29, 2004, kadawn74 from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is amazingly easy to grow, and I dug up my first new baby potatoes about 4 weeks after planting (just a few to taste). I bought the potatoes with eyes from a local nursery, cut them into pieces (with an eye on each piece) and 3 potatoes have turned into about 12 plants that are currently overgrowing my tiny backyard garden. They receive only an hour of sun in the morning, and two hours of afternoon sun, but are still flourishing. Since tasting my first Yukon Gold, I have never bought another kind!! They have a great texture, add a wonderful flavor to potato salad, and make the sweetest BEST flavored mashed potatoes ever!!


On Mar 8, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Yukon Gold was an excellent producer in southwest Virginia. It is also an excellent all purpose potato.


On Mar 7, 2003, BURKS wrote:

I Grow Yukon Gold in ZONE 4A Burk's Falls,Ontario, Canada Yield Approx 5-6 Bushels for 260 Ft of Row, I plant May 15-May 20 harvest Aug 10 - Oct 10, Apply Fungusaide 4-5 times
during season - Store well until Mid April