Relatively light yellow skin color; yellow interior with moist flesh. Shallow eyes that are well distributed. A medium specific gravity.
Originally marketed as having a buttery flavor, which comes from a combination of the yellow flesh and moist texture. Good potato flavor.
In foodservice, chefs have gravitated to the Yukon Gold image as a positive one for menu branding. Primarily used as mashed and in salad preparations. Roasting or boiling are also popular cooking procedures.