Yukon Gem


Yukon Gem

yellow skin with pink eyes, yellow flesh A modern take on old familiar Yukon Gold, with higher yields and better PVY and scab resistances. Stocked with the latest in plant-vigor innovation, the Gem seems to be surpassing its predecessor in popularity.

In 2006, plant pathologists from the Agricultural Research Service in Aberdeen, Idaho, deemed Yukon Gem ready for the fresh market because of its determined resistance to costly infections of late blight and dry rot. Matures about 10 days later than Yukon Gold, but worth the wait.

Yukon is from a contraction of the words in the Gwich’in phrase chųų gąįį han, which means ‘white water river’ and refers to the pale color of glacial runoff in the Yukon River. PVP. Late Blight Resistant. Indigenous Royalties.

For orders placed by March 8th, this item will ship on our regular shipping schedule, starting in early April with the warmest states and finishing by early May. Orders placed after March 8th will be shipped later, and in the order in which they were received. We cannot ship this item any earlier; we regret that we cannot honor any requests to do so.

Bulk prices (net, no additional discounts), apply to orders over $1,200. Download bulk price list

7735 Yukon Gem
B: 2.0 lb $5.78
Ordering closed for the season
C: 10.0 lb $16.45
Ordering closed for the season
E: 45.0 lb $32.73
Ordering closed for the season

Additional Information

Seed Potatoes

Solanum tuberosum One pound of seed will usually plant 5–8 row feet, depending on the variety; 10# will usually plant 50 row feet.

  • Early potatoes mature in 65-80 days.
  • Midseason potatoes mature in 80-90 days
  • Late potatoes mature in more than 90 days