News and Stories


May 12, 2021

Supplies of large size (40- to 70- count) Idaho potatoes continue to tighten.  Small-size potatoes (80- to 100- count stocks) are dominating the remaining Norkotah and Burbank storage supply.  

Storage Crop

  • The 40- and 50- count sizes are the most limited in supply, due to the remaining potatoes in storage (Burbanks) having a small size profile  
  • Shippers need several days to generate sufficient supplies from cellars for large size (40- to 70-count) potato orders  
  • 40-to 70-count pricing will continue to strengthen through the remainder of the 2020/2021 season
  • Norkotahs will be depleted by the end of next week
  • The Burbank variety will be shipped until new crop, field-run Norkotahs become available in August
  • Storage potato quality remains good, however pressure bruising and hollow heart are issues that will continue to challenge the finial pack out (photos attached)
    • Raw storage crop quality will weaken as the season progresses
    • Sheds will need to run more raw product to pack the same number of cartons, reducing available supplies

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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