With 843 posts, chances are there's already an answer to your question. Please try searching below before submitting a question to Dr. Potato. Use multiple words to help narrow down the results. For example, search for "potatoes" and "group" if looking for an answer on cooking potatoes for large groups.
In researching Yukon Gold Potatoes it says they are a large potato. If that is correct why are the Idaho Gold Potatoes I find in the grocery store so small and lumpy?
I am guessing that the information you are citing about Yukon Golds being a large variety came from Wikipedia and Google information. The reference to "large" is really acknowledging the growth of this variety and other yellow flesh potatoes in the marketplace.
What you are probably receiving at the store local to your area is a USDA size "B" which is smaller than the size "A". As harvested, each plant has many smaller potatoes than large or medium. In some areas of the country, the medium sizes are in high demand by potato chip manufacturers and the large size yellow potatoes are often used by fast food chains for fresh cut French fries.
As a Commission, we don't sell any potatoes, the shippers do. The end user, the chain or store potato buyer determines what size or grade they buy. The smaller sizes are typically more economical for the buyer to purchase.
Hope this addresses some of the questions about Yukon Gold potatoes.
Dr. Potato isn't a real doctor but a team of potato experts ready to answer all your potato questions.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
661 South Rivershore Lane
EAGLE, ID 83616