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March 23, 2023

Sufficient supplies of Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank and Norkotah Potatoes are available.

Storage Crop

  • Size is dominated by 80- through 100-count supplies; larger sizes (40- through 70-count stocks) are limited
  • Quality remains excellent for both varieties; pack-outs favor No. 1 quality, with limited No. 2 availability
  • Norkotahs are expected to remain available through late May
  • Once Norkotahs are depleted, Burbanks will be the sole variety for the rest of the season
  • Limited Burbank stocks are expected to ship through mid- to late July

New Crop

  • Ideally growers would like to start new crop planting by mid-April
  • Current snow pack levels across Idaho could potentially delay planting
  • Growers are hoping for spring-like weather in April to get the crop planted by May
  • Norkotah harvesting and packing would normally begin in early to mid-August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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