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Potato 'Yukon Gold'  

Solanum tuberosum

Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'Yukon Gold'), Yukon Gold is a variety of Potato. Leaves appear approximately as a   Islamic green colour.

Canadian strain, this golden skinned, yellow fleshed variety has a full, rich, buttery flavour. Perfect for baking and mashing

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Yukon Gold grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Yukon Gold is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

Canada is thought to be the country of origin for Yukon Gold.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Yukon Gold Potato is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Potato 'Yukon Gold' have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Potato 'Yukon Gold'

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Yukon Gold is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. As a rough idea of the types of climates Yukon Gold does best in, check to see if your local area is within USDA Hardiness Zones 1 and 7. Planting Yukon Gold in loamy and clay soil with a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Yukon Gold from seed

Sow 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Yukon Gold about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Yukon Gold

As Yukon Gold is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Yukon Gold

Potato 'Yukon Gold' information

How long does Yukon Gold take to grow?

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Latest Potato 'Yukon Gold' Reviews

  • 22 Apr 2012

    Rick Rick's Potatoes, Yukon was Reviewed day 21

    Some started sprouting a few days ago. but all are now showing above ground. Took a little longer than I expected.

    2 stars

  • 19 May 2011

    angelchrome angelchrome's Potato 'Yukon Gold' was Reviewed day 405

    Decent yield. Did get hollow heart on the largest tubers, and likely would have seen it on more if I’d allowed the plants to grow longer. Might grow again, but there are lots of varieties to try.

    3 stars

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