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Yukon Gold Varieties

Q:

Are Yukon Gold Potatoes and Gold or Golden Potatoes the same thing? I'm a produce manager in a large grocery store and I have a lady customer who is arguing with me that they are not. Can you please help me?

A:

Yukon Gold originally was one variety. It evolved over the years and so there are similar varieties out there now. Idaho grows very few of the Yukon Gold’s anymore, preferring a Yukon Gem. So, she may be right, but generally most yellow flesh varieties perform in a similar fashion for cooking. Did you check out our varieties info?

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