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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

August 05, 2019

The Idaho storage crop Burbank season is winding down. Limited supplies of Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes will be available through August 16. New crop, field-run packer label Norkotahs are on the market.  

Storage Crop

  • Burbank quality is good; pressure bruising is more prevalent at this point in the season
  • Burbank and Norkotah markets will remain active through early September due to both storage and new crop supplies not meeting current demand
  • Order lead-time and flexible loading dates will be needed for coverage

New Crop Norkotahs and Burbanks

  • New crop Norkotah production has started; most Idaho sheds will fully transition to new crop Norkotahs the week of August 19
  • Field-run MFC Norkotahs will be available August 12
    • Quality is excellent
    • Minor skinning and excess moisture may be observed in fresh-run potatoes
  • New crop Burbank production will begin in late September/early October

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Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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