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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

July 12, 2017

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

Storage Crop

  • Burbank quality is good
    • Pressure bruising is more prevalent at this point in the season
    • Hollow heart is sporadic
    • Storage crop quality will continue to weaken as the season nears the end
  • Size profile is dominated by small-size potatoes (80- to 100-count stocks); large sizes (40- to 70-count supplies) are tighter
  • Prices are steady

New Crop Norkotahs and Burbanks

  • New crop Norkotah harvesting and packing will begin in early to mid-August
  • New crop Burbank production will start in late September/early October
  • Growers currently anticipate average yields and size profile, with size dominated by 70- to 80-count supplies

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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