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December 14, 2023

Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah and Burbank Potatoes are currently being shipped out of Idaho and Washington.


  • Norkotahs will be the primary variety shipped until spring
  • More Norkotahs have been harvested this season than in the past
  • Over the past several years, Idaho Norkotah performance has improved and is now comparable to Burbank variety, exhibiting higher solid content and less moisture
  • Many growers favor Norkotahs over Burbanks as they have a shorter growing cycle and also exhibit higher yields, stronger quality, and a better size profile


  • Burbanks are better suited for late-season storage; however, growers continue to plant fewer each year
  • In 2022, Idaho suppliers packed over 60% Norkotahs and less than 40% Burbanks
  • Below is data compiled by the Idaho and Eastern Oregon Potato Committee showing Burbank and Norkotah shipment comparisons since 1992
  • Expect Burbanks to be $1.00-$2.00 higher than Norkotahs, depending on pack size

Data Source: Idaho and Eastern Oregon Potato Committee

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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