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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

July 15, 2019

Markon First Crop Idaho Burbank Potatoes will be available through August 9. New crop, field-run Norkotah potatoes will enter the market on August 7.

Storage Crop

  • Burbank quality is very good; 40- to 70-count and No. 2 grade stocks are limited
  • Several sheds will send their last shipments this week, putting a strain on the already limited supply
  • Expect an active market and tight stocks as the season ends

New Crop Norkotahs and Burbanks

  • Late season frosts have slowed the maturity of this year’s Idaho potato crop
  • Size profile closely resembling last year’s, dominated by 80- to 100-count potatoes
  • New crop Norkotah harvesting and packing will begin in a limited manner on August 7; most Idaho sheds will fully transition to new crop Norkotahs the week of August 12
  • New crop Burbank production will start in late September/early October

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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