Update: Idaho Potatoes

August 9, 2021
The season for Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potatoes will end next week. Field-run MFC Norkotah Potatoes will begin shipping Monday, August 9.

Storage Crop

  • Remaining Burbank quality continues to be a challenge as pressure bruising and hollow heart issues persist

New Crop Norkotahs

  • There will be a split market next week; new crop Norkotah cartons will run $3.00 to $6.00 higher than storage crop Burbank stocks
  • U.S. No. 2 pricing will strengthen next week; new crop potatoes exhibit very few defects during the early stages of harvesting producing very few No. 2s
  • Minor skinning and excess moisture will be observed in fresh-run potatoes
    • Potatoes release moisture as they cool, causing a white surface mold that is easily brushed off
    • The white mold dissipates as the potatoes dry

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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