After moving to Canada six months ago, I still haven’t found Yukon Gold potatoes at the grocery stores. Instead I find Yellow potatoes and was curious as to whether or not they are considered to be the same or if they are completely different. I find that the texture is a little bit “harder” than the Yukon Gold potatoes but overall seem pretty similar. So, are Yellow potatoes the same as Yukon Gold and can they be used interchangeably?

asked Dec 14, 2010 at 22:20

duchessofstokesay's user avatar

They are often used interchangeably. The truth is, yukon gold potatoes are a type of yellow potato. They were developed in Canada. You will definitely see them on store shelves here in Canada, but it can be seasonal, depending on your location. I am in Winnipeg, and I find YG about six months of the year.

answered Dec 14, 2010 at 22:25

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Look for Maine Carola Potatoes. They are the closest to the actual Yukon in both flavor and texture. Maine grows lots of Yellow White and Russet potatoes. I’m willing to bet that some stores in the maritime have the Carola Potatoes.

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answered Dec 5, 2011 at 23:18

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In Ontario I find that yellow potatoes are not the same as Yukon gold! Yukons have a different texture and cook differently. I can’t find them right now (late September) and am disappointed. Hope they are available soon!

answered Sep 22, 2012 at 16:04

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