The storage season for chipping potatoes is winding down. Growers in the Northwest have roughly two to three weeks of stocks on hand. Spring/summer varieties aren’t expected to ship until the first or second week of June, depending on grower.
- Due to the record heatwave this past summer in the Northwest, this year’s storage crop did not produce enough stocks to ship through the transition to new crop spring/summer potatoes
- To extend storage supplies over the next few weeks, shippers who still have supply on hand will be allocating or filling orders based off on six-week averages
- Expect sporadic quality issues in remaining storage potatoes: pressure and shoulder bruising, along with mixed sizing
- Once ready for production, new crop potatoes will be sourced from several growing regions such as Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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