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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

June 13, 2018

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes are available. New crop Norkotahs will be available in early to mid-August.

Storage Crop

  • The Burbank variety will be shipped until new crop, field-run Norkotahs become available in early to mid-August 
  • Quality is good: pressure bruising and hollow heart are sporadic issues
    • Storage crop quality will weaken as the season nears the end
    • Sheds will need to run more raw product to pack the same number of cartons, reducing available supplies
  • Size profile is dominated by the small and large end of the spectrum; 50- to 80-count stocks require more lead-time to produce

New Crop Norkotahs and Burbanks

  • New crop Norkotah harvesting will begin in early August
  • New crop Burbank production will start in late September/early October
  • Current estimates are on schedule with normal production

White Russets

  • Storage crop White Russets will be available through mid-August
  • New crop harvesting will begin in late September/early October
  • New crop White Russets will be available to load November 1; this variety must go through the sweat process before shipment

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Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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