Although he expected individual norkotah tuber size to be larger, Wahlen said it wouldn’t affect the overall size profile dramatically.
Rigby Produce Inc., Rigby, Idaho, finished up with the 2011 crop Aug. 10 and began harvesting this year’s 2012 crop Aug. 13 for a seamless transition, said Ryan Mickelsen, general manager.
Rigby Produce, which only ships russets, began the season with russet norkotahs and will move into the later-season russet burbank as harvest progresses.
As of mid-September, Mickelsen said he was pleased with the crop.
“From what we’ve seen, the quality has been pretty nice and the size of the potato is pretty nice — possibly larger than we’ve had the last year or two,” he said. “We’ve seen a lot of carton sizes and overall just a good crop so far.”