Yukon Gold is a variety of potato with smooth skin, pink eyes and deep yellow flesh. Potato breeder Gary Johnston developed the variety in the 1960s and it was released in 1981. With its rich flavour and bright yellow colour, the Yukon Gold saw a steady increase in popularity in Canada and abroad. Potato breeders continue to use the Yukon Gold as a standard for developing improved yellow-fleshed varieties.
Its commercial success and longevity make it the most recognized plant variety developed through the University of Guelph’s breeding programs.