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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

September 26, 2017

Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah Potatoes are readily available in Idaho. Growers have started harvesting new crop Burbanks. A limited supply of fresh-run packer label Burbanks will be available October 2 through October 14.

New Crop Norkotahs

  • Norkotah quality is good; minor skinning, excess moisture, and cooler mold may be observed in fresh-run potatoes 
  • The majority of the Norkotah harvest is being placed in storage cellars for the upcoming season
  • Norkotahs that have gone through the sweat process will be available in early to mid-October
  • Last week’s rain delayed production a bit, but the market held steady and will continue to inch down this week

New Crop Burbanks

  • New crop Burbank harvesting has begun
  • Fresh-run packer label supplies will be on the market while production takes place (October 2 through October 14)
  • Once harvesting is complete, MFC Burbank Potatoes will be cellared in order to go through the sweat process, then will be available in early November

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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