Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum 'Yukon Gold'; Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
Height: 24 - 36 inches.
Spacing: 12 to 15 inches with 30 - 36 inches between rows.
Depth: 3 to 5 inches.
Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: 100 lbs per 100 foot row.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Blooms: Early Summer.
Fruit: Yellow fleshed, smooth yellow skin, shallow eyes.
Days To Maturity: Early potato - 60 - 80 days to maturity.
Form: Anual. Upright.
Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained sandy loam soil. pH 4.8 - 5.4. Will grow on higher pH, sometimes become scabby.
Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
Seed Count: 2 lbs. of seed potatoes will make about 10 - 15 potato sets when cut.
Comments: Fertilize at planting time. Sprinkle a tablespoon of 10-10-10 fertilizer in the space between each potato piece. Do not apply the fertilizer directly to the potatoes as it can burn the tubers. After plants are 8 - 10 inches tall, use a hoe and pile several inches of soil up around the stems. This is called hilling. This prevents exposure to the sun which causes tubers to become green and inedible. Harvest after tops turn yellow. Can be stored at 40 - 50 degrees F. (cooler temps turn starch to sugar and warmer temps may cause them to sprout.