UPDATE: IDAHO POTATOES

March 17, 2022

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes are available. Storage crop MFC Norkotah Potatoes are expected to be depleted by mid-April.  

Storage Crop

  • Supplies have tightened overall as remaining Norkotah stocks begin to wind down
  • Prices will begin to strengthen as we move closer to the end of the Norkotah season
  • Quality is good: pressure and shoulder bruising, along with hollow heart, will be seen sporadically in remaining storage stocks of both Norkotahs and Burbanks
  • Pressure and shoulder bruising (soft, external indents) results from constant contact with adjacent potatoes, or the floor, while raw product sits in storage piles
  • Hollow heart (small, irregularly shaped internal craters) develops internally during harvesting when potatoes grow faster than normal due to adverse weather

2022-2023 Season

  • 2022/2023 new crop potato planting will begin in April
  • New crop Norkotah harvesting is expected to start early August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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