Demand strong for new crop Idaho potatoes

A month into the Idaho potato harvest, and everything is on schedule for a decent year ahead. Growers reported a late start to harvest due to weather conditions during planting, but since then, conditions have been relatively favorable, resulting in a non eventful first month of harvest for the new crop.

We started digging our crop on August 12, which is a week to ten days later than normal," said Terrance Lindauer of Sun Valley Potatoes. "There was a late frost in the spring which delayed the crop. For our early crop, we are seeing normal conditions, with average yield and size so far."

Demand is strong
As Lindauer noted, growers are currently harvesting their new crop Russet Norkota potatoes. Later in the season, they will then switch to Russet Burbanks. For now, the market is strong as customers seek out the new Idaho crop.

"The market is high right now and continues to strengthen as demand for new crop potatoes remains robust," Lindauer noted. "We are on our early crop Norkotas and we also grow Burbanks."

He added that Sun Valley Potatoes offers both foodservice and consumer packaging. "We have 50lb cartons and bags for foodservice and we also carry a range of consumer packs. We are also constantly upgrading our facilities."

For more information:
Terrance Lindauer
Sun Valley Potatoes
Ph: +1 (208) 438-2605
terrance.lindauer@rpespud.com
www.sunvalleypotatoes.com


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