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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

November 08, 2016

Markon First Crop (MFC) Burbank and Norkotah Potatoes are readily available (shipped from storage). New crop White Russets are also on the market. The market is steady to slightly lower; supply exceeds demand.


2016-2017 New Crop Burbank and Norkotah Potatoes

  • MFC Burbank and Norkotah Potatoes have gone through the sweat process and are readily available
    • Current Norkotah lots are dominated by 40- to 50-count sizes
    • 60- to 120-count sizes are most plentiful in the Burbank crop
  • Quality is very good in both varieties; bruising and greening are occasional issues

2016-2017 New Crop White Russet Potatoes

  • New crop Idaho White Russet Potatoes are available from Eastern Idaho
  • Updated grower reports indicate 40- to 50-count supplies will be tighter than anticipated; 60- to 120-count stocks will be more plentiful
  • Quality is excellent: less bruising is being observed than in the Burbank and Norkotah varieties
  • Sufficient levels of No. 1 and No. 2 grades will be on the market through September 2017

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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