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Yukon Gold Potato, Conventional

Yukon Gold Potato, Conventional

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Embark on a culinary adventure with the Yukon Gold potato, a beloved staple for both home cooks and professional chefs alike. This mid-season variety captivates with its distinctive yellow skin and golden, buttery flesh, elevating the flavors of a wide array of dishes.

Quick Facts:

  • Type: Mid-Season Potato
  • Skin Color: Yellow
  • Ease of Growing: MODERATE
  • Growing Method: Certified Seed, Conventionally Grown
  • Flesh Color: Golden Yellow
  • Maturity: About 90-100 days after planting
  • Yield: Medium to High, with expectations of 5-10 lb harvested for every pound planted
  • Planting Rate: Typically 10-12 seed pieces per lb

Flavor Profile: Yukon Gold potatoes are prized for their rich, buttery taste and velvety texture, making them exceptionally versatile in the kitchen. They are ideal for mashing, baking, and roasting, offering a creamy consistency and excellent flavor absorption. Their natural sweetness also makes them perfect for creating golden, crispy fries and hash browns.

History: The Yukon Gold potato was first bred in Canada in the early 1960s as a cross between a North American white potato and a wild South American yellow-fleshed variety. It quickly gained popularity for its unique flavor and color, becoming a favorite among chefs and home cooks worldwide.

Growing and Care: Yukon Gold potatoes prefer full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. They should be planted after the risk of frost has passed, in rows that allow for ample growth. This variety requires consistent moisture, especially during the early stages of growth and after flowering. Mulching can help retain soil moisture and control weeds. While relatively disease-resistant, it's important to practice crop rotation to prevent soil-borne diseases.

Harvesting: Yukon Gold potatoes are ready for harvest approximately 90-100 days after planting. They can be dug up as soon as the tubers are of a desirable size, but waiting until the vine dies back will result in larger potatoes. They have a moderately short dormancy period, making them ideal for eating fresh from the garden.

The Yukon Gold potato offers a delightful blend of aesthetic appeal, culinary versatility, and nutritional value, making it a must-have in any vegetable garden. Its unique characteristics and delicious flavor profile ensure it remains a favorite for culinary creations.

Non-GMO Commitment: At Growing Farmers and The Farm on Central, all our plants are guaranteed non-GMO and not genetically modified in any way, upholding natural breeding methods and promoting sustainable gardening and farming practices.

Growing method: Certified Seed Potatoes

Seed potatoes are dirty when they arrive, do not wash.

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