AC Maple Gold are long, oval potatoes with smooth yellow skin and yellow flesh.
They can be harvested either early or late. If they are harvested 80 days after planting, they are good for use as French Fries.
If they are harvested later, they will store longer.
The potatoes were developed for both the French Fry commercial processing market, and the consumer market for yellow-fleshed potatoes. A demand for yellow-fleshed French Fries existed in Europe and in the Pacific Rim.
The plant gives high yields.
AC Maple Gold Potatoes were bred from a cross between Conestoga Potatoes and a potato referred to as FL1133 in 1984.
The cross was done by the Government of Canada at its Agriculture Research Centres in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Lethbridge, Alberta.
Rights, though, have been assigned to Maple Leaf Foods of Canada.