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August 8, 2023

The Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Burbank Potato season is in its last few weeks. New crop, fresh-run MFC Norkotah Potatoes will hit the market next week.

Storage Crop

  • MFC Burbank Potatoes are beginning to wind down; supplies will remain available through the end of next week
  • 40- through 50-count supplies are limited; size substitutions may be necessary for full order coverage
  • 90– through 120-count potatoes are readily available
  • Quality continues to meet specifications in remaining stocks; air checks and pressure/shoulder bruising will be seen sporadically
  • Air checks are tiny thumbnail-like cracks caused by stress due to abrupt temperature changes
  • Pressure and shoulder bruising (soft/external indents) result from constant contact with adjacent potatoes, or the floor, while raw product sits in storage piles

New Crop

  • Norkotah harvesting will begin in Southern and Western Idaho at the end of the of this week; shipping will start Monday, August 14
  • Harvests in the eastern parts of Idaho will begin next week
  • New crop Burbanks will enter the market in early October
  • New crop potatoes will be sent to storage sheds as well as straight to packing facilities to fill for orders (fresh-run)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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