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March 28, 2023

Chipping potato storage supplies are tightening. New crop harvesting typically begins early June in California.

Storage crop

  • To extend storage supplies, suppliers will be allocating or filling orders based on six-week averages
  • Suppliers are sorting through product that would normally be culled out in order to fulfill orders
  • Some operators may consider shifting to gold/yellow or Russet potatoes until new crop chipping potatoes become available
  • Remaining stocks will exhibit multiple quality concerns:
    • Discoloration
    • Thin skins
    • Pressure and shoulder bruising
    • Mixed sizing

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