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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

August 24, 2018

Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah Potatoes are readily available in Idaho. Size is dominated by the 70- through 100- count sizes. Large sizes, 40- through 60- count and No. 2 potatoes, remain limited.

New Crop Norkotahs

  • Norkotah quality is very good; yields are high due to ideal growing conditions
  • Minor skinning, excess moisture, and cooler mold may be observed in fresh-run potatoes; condensation develops on the potato when it goes from a warm field to a refrigerated truck 
  • Excess moisture can cause a light white surface residue that can be easily brushed off and does not pose further quality issues
  • Store potatoes at 40 to 50 degrees F/4.4 to 10 degrees C; adequate air flow is critical
  • Ordering for quick turns is recommended

New Crop Burbanks

  • New crop Burbank harvesting will begin in late September
  • Fresh-run packer label supplies will be on the market while harvesting takes place
  • Once production is complete, MFC Burbank Potatoes will be cellared for the sweat process, then will enter the market in late October.

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Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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