She Slices This Potato, But Not All The Way Through. Wait Until You See Why
Yukon Gold potatoes are easily recognizable by their golden flesh. These potatoes were first developed by R. G. Rowberry and G. R. Johnston in the 1960s at the University of Guelph, located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 1966 was the year the cross was officially created; however, Yukon Gold potatoes didn't make their way to the public until 1980. The Yukon Gold name was coined by Charlie Bishop and Gary Johnston. Johnston originally named the potato Yukon after the Northern Canadian gold rush region and the Yukon River. Then, Bishop thought it was best to make the name Yukon Gold to indicate the hue of the tuber. Check out this video to find out an easy way to enjoy these tasty potatoes.