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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

January 15, 2015

Large-size potatoes (40- through 70-count supplies) will be limited through the rest of the season. Cool temperatures and rain received during the August harvesting period hindered growth, preventing stocks from reaching full size potential. Small-size potatoes continue to dominate the crop; expect 90- through 100-count prices to gradually decline due to an abundance of supply. There is a considerable gap in price between the larger and smaller sizes (approximately $4.50-$5.50 per case). Markon recommends reviewing specific prices based on size and source to allow customers to order the most economical size. 



Markon First Crop (MFC) Burbank Potatoes are available

U.S. No. 1 Burbank carton stocks are dominated by 80- to 100-count sizes; large potatoes (40- to 70-count) are limited

No. 2 stocks are increasing; the market is starting to ease

Burbank potatoes are considered the premium variety by most foodservice operators and chefs because they have more solids and lower moisture content; overall shape is oval and slightly flattened, with skin that is relatively thin and light brown in color



MFC Norkotah Potatoes are available  

U.S. No. 1 Norkotah carton stocks are dominated by 80- to 100-count sizes; as in the Burbank variety, large potatoes (40- to 70-count supplies) are limited  

Norkotah potatoes are smooth-skinned with slightly darker netting (compared to the Burbank variety) and have a longer, more oblong shape than Burbanks; Norkotahs typically possess fewer solids than Burbanks, giving them a higher moisture content 


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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