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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

May 20, 2019

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes are available. Prices for 40- to 80-count supplies are rising as the crop is dominated by smaller sizes. New crop Norkotahs will be available in early to mid-August.

Storage Crop

  • The Burbank variety will be shipped until new crop, field-run Norkotahs become available in early to mid-August 
  • 40- through 80-count stocks will require more lead-time to produce; expect active pricing
  • 90- to 120-count potatoes dominate supplies; markets will remain steady
  • Expect pricing and availability for No. 2-grade supplies to remain steady

Storage Crop Quality

  • Cold temperatures during harvesting, back in September 2018, 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 or more

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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