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.
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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