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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

July 23, 2018

Markon First Crop Idaho Burbank Potatoes will be available through August 30. New crop, field-run Norkotahs will enter the market on August 1.

Storage Crop

  • Burbank potato quality is good.
    • Pressure bruising is more prevalent at this point in the season
    • Hollow heart is sporadic
  • Size profile is fairly even
  • 40- and 100-count potatoes are more readily available than in recent weeks
  • 50- through 90-count supplies are tighter
  • Prices are expected to remain steady through the rest of the storage season

New Crop Norkotahs and Burbanks

  • New crop Norkotah harvesting and packing will begin in a limited manner on August 1; most Idaho sheds will fully transition to new crop Norkotahs the week of August 13
  • New crop Burbank production will start in late September/early October

White Russets

  • Storage crop White Russets will be available through August 7
  • New crop harvesting will begin in early October
  • New crop White Russets will be available to load by November 12; 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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