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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

March 01, 2019

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes are now the primary variety being shipped. MFC Norkotah Potatoes will also remain available into early April.

Remaining Storage Crop Supply

  • Size varies greatly in remaining Idaho potato stocks
  • 90- through 120-count potatoes dominate supplies; markets will remain steady
  • 40- through 70-count stocks require more lead-time; expect active pricing
  • The market for No. 2 grade supplies is level

Storage Crop Quality

  • Low temperatures during September’s harvests have affected the integrity of storage crop Burbanks
    • Pressure bruising can be exacerbated when product is being run, increasing time needed to pack orders
    • Sheds will need to run more raw product to pack the same number of cartons, reducing available supplies
  • Pressure bruising and hollow heart will become more prevalent in potatoes weighing 10 ounces and more

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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