Types: Re: Youkon Gold Potatoes?

Subject: Re: Youkon Gold Potatoes?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking
From: seesa2 at aol.com (Seesa 2)
Date: 28 Nov 1995 02:38:04 -0500
Yukon Gold potatoes are yellow in color.. when cooked they have a different taste then Idaho russets.. I always use Yukon Gold when making potato salad. The taste is smoother and blends well.

Yukon gold Baked are ok, but for a "Baked potato" I prefer russets

Don't know much about the genetics.. all I know is taste. My family likes them, try them. I know some people who will ONLY Eat yokon gold. They are superior mashed with a couple cloves of garlic, a tad of olive oil and a sprinkle of fresh chopped basil and a handful of parsley.
From: Kristin Satterlee (kristin at jaka.nn.com)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 14:53:44 -0600
And while we're on the subject, are these in any way related to "butter potatoes"? I have never been able to find the Yukon Gold, but the butter kind are easily available and quite yummy. I'd like to try the others, though....Sigh.
From: Lloyd Evans (levans at vixa.voyager.net)
Date: 29 Nov 1995 00:38:53 GMT
I believe,that they were developed here in East Lansing, Mi. at Michigan State University (finally, something good out of
Moo U. ;-)) They have been here for around 5-6 years and they are unusually good tasting. I can't draw you a punnet (sp?) diagram, but I can tell you that they seem to be getting more and more popular. BTW, I think that the " buttery
flavor" seems to be more of a merchandising gimmick than actual fact.
From: cmathew at iadfw.net (Joan Mathew)
Subject: Re: Yukon Gold Potatoes?
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 17:09:56 GMT
Several mail-order nursery companies sell this variety, as well as other types of seed potatoes. I personally *love* Yukon Gold, but that is just my preference.

You will probably get an excellent response if you post this question over in rec.gardens, where the extremely knowledgeable gardeners there will expound to your heart's content on its origins, sources, differences, characteristics, etc.