yellow skin with pink eyes, yellow fleshA 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.①②
For orders placed before 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.
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We are handling live plant material. We sometimes have short crops and failed lots. We do occasionally substitute conventional varieties unless you note otherwise. Please see our substitution policy.