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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

June 27, 2017

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes are available. New crop, field-run MFC 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 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 small-size potatoes (80- to 100-count stocks), although large sizes (40- to 70-count supplies) are more readily available than in recent weeks
  • Prices are steady

New Crop Norkotahs and Burbanks

  • New crop Norkotah harvesting will begin in early to mid-August
  • New crop Burbank production will start in late September/early October
  • Current estimates are approximately 10 days behind schedule, compared to seasonal norms

White Russets

  • Storage crop White Russets will be available through September 1
  • New crop harvesting will begin in late September/early October
  • New crop White Russets will be available to load October 30; this variety must go through a 28-day sweat process before shipment

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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