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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

February 25, 2019

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes are currently available. MFC Norkotah Potatoes will remain available into April.

Storage Crop Supplies

  • Pressure bruising and hollow heart are more present in storage crop Burbanks than in remaining Norkotah stocks
  • Cold temperatures during harvesting have affected the integrity of storage crop Burbanks
    • Pressure bruising can be exacerbated when product is being ran, increasing time needed to pack orders
    • Sheds will need to run more raw product to pack the same number of cartons, reducing available supplies
  • Size is dominated by 80- through 120-count potatoes; 40- through 70-count stocks require more lead-time

White Russets

  • Storage crop White Russets will be available for shipping next week
  • The crop is expected to be on the market through July without any further gaps


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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