UPDATE: IDAHO POTATOES

June 14, 2022

Idaho storage potato supplies continue tighten. The Norkotah crop has been depleted.

Storage Crop

  • Burbanks will be the sole variety on the market until new crop Norkotahs become available in August
  • Prices are up as suppliers continue to work to extend remaining stocks
  • All counts will remain limited until new crop production begins
  • Some suppliers do foresee a potential 7-14 day gap in early August

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

2022-2023 Season

  • New crop Norkotah harvesting is expected to begin in early August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative.

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