Subject: Re: Youkon Gold Potatoes?
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
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
Date: 29 Nov 1995 00:38:53 GMT
I believe,that they were developed here in East Lansing, Mi.
@ 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
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
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.