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June 23, 2020

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes are available. 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 early to mid-August 
  • 40- through 80-count stocks will require more lead-time to produce
    • Expect active pricing
    • Placing orders in advance is recommended to minimize loading delays
  • 90- through 120-count potatoes dominate supplies; markets will remain steady
  • Expect stable number two pricing and availability

Storage Crop Quality

  • Low temperatures during the October 2019 harvests have affected the integrity of storage crop Burbanks
    • The most prevalent defect appearing after arrival is soft rot
    • Sheds will need to run more raw product to pack the same number of cartons, reducing already limited supplies
  • Pressure bruising and hollow heart are nearly nonexistent

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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