UPDATE: Idaho Potatoes

June 1, 2022

Idaho storage potato supplies continue tighten. Norkotahs will be depleted next week.

Storage Crop

  • Burbanks will be the sole variety on the market until new crop Norkotahs become available in August
  • Prices have strengthened as suppliers continue to work to extend remaining stocks

Quality

  • Pressure and shoulder bruising, along with hollow heart, will be seen sporadically in remaining storage supplies
    • Pressure and shoulder bruising (soft, external indents) result 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
  • 40- and 50-count stocks are adequate
  • 60- through 80-count supplies are limited
  • 90– through 120-count potatoes are readily available

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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