UPDATE: GOLD POTATOES

March 3, 2022

Gold potato supplies are beginning to wind down in Idaho.

  • The effects of last summer’s heat wave in the Northwest are finally appearing in remaining stocks
    • Although volume typically lasts through late April, some growers will have depleted their supplies by the end of March
    • Idaho growers typically bridge the gap between the storage crop and new production with California and Arizona potatoes
      • The California season will get underway in mid-April
      • Arizona’s crop will not be harvested until June
    • Remaining Idaho stocks are on the larger side, dominated by size A; size B potatoes are limited
  • The Florida season is now underway; supplies are ample
  • North Dakota storage stocks are sufficient and will be available through June
  • Washington potatoes were also affected by the record heat this past summer; volume is low

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