UPDATE: IDAHO POTATOES

April 28, 2022

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes are available. Storage crop MFC Norkotah Potatoes are expected to be depleted May 16.  

Storage Crop

  • Overall supplies have tightened as the remaining Norkotah crop begins to wind down
  • Expect prices to strengthen through the end of the storage season
  • Sizing:
  • 40- and 50-count stocks are adequate
  • 60- through 80-count supplies are limited
  • 90– through 120-count potatoes are readily available
  • Quality is good: pressure and shoulder bruising, along with hollow heart, will be seen sporadically in remaining storage supplies (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 the season when potatoes grow faster than normal due to adverse weather

2022-2023 Season

  • 2022/2023 new crop potato planting started in April and will be finished in a couple of weeks
  • New crop Norkotah harvesting is expected to begin in early August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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