May 3, 2018Potandon sets start date for Arizona red potatoes
Potandon Produce, the exclusive marketing agent for Pinto Creek Co. in Eloy, Arizona, said its fresh potato season will begin on Thursday, May 10.
Early season growing conditions delayed this year’s crop, but did not impact quality, the company said. Red potatoes will be available on May 10, with yellows available May 14. Potandon will also distribute Arizona-grown potatoes from their Idaho Falls, Idaho cross-dock facility starting approximately May 18.
Dick Thomas, senior vice president of sales, reported that overall acreage has remained fairly consistent with the last two years, with a slight increase in mini potato acres to meet additional demand.