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UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes - End of Storage Crop

August 14, 2019

The Idaho Burbank storage crop season has ended. Demand will shift to fresh-run new crop Norkotahs from Colorado, Idaho, Texas, and Washington until new crop Idaho supplies increase.

Idaho New Crop Norkotahs

  • Production of No. 2 potatoes will be extremely low as fresh-run Norkotah quality is excellent and dominated by No. 1 grade stocks
  • Prices will remain elevated through early September
  • Size is dominated by 80- through 100-count potatoes; 40- through 70-count sizes are limited
  • Order lead-time and flexible loading dates will be needed for coverage

New Crop Burbanks

  • New crop Burbank harvesting will begin in late September
  • Fresh-run packer label supplies will be on the market while harvesting takes place
  • Markon First Crop Burbank Potatoes will enter the market in late October.


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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