Notes on Varieties -- Potatoes
In Washington, the current popular Potato variety for growing and shipping is the "Russet Norkotah". It has a medium brown skin, is favored for its classic smooth oval 'potato' shape and is resistant to internal defects. The Norkotah variety is planted in early spring and can be ready for harvest in Mid-Late July depending on growing conditions. This variety is shipped year-round, with Washington and Oregon being leaders in bringing it into the limelight as the potato of choice in the fresh marketplace.
Basin Gold also ships two other varieties during our Summer harvest, these include a red potato and a yellow fleshed variety. Both the red and yellow varieties have short marketing seasons with availability from May into late August from both Washington & California.
Packaging & Shipping
Due to the diversity of the Companies involved with the Cooperative, Basin Gold prides itself on the wide selection of options it offers its customers. A full line of size and packaging solutions is provided to the customer as well as customized shipping and transportation. Click here to see a list of popular sizes and packs.
Notes on Varieties -- Onions
Onions have numerous varieties, but those that we grow and ship are mainly broken down into three main groups: Yellows, Whites and Reds. The yellow variety has a crisp paper skin, and is the most commonly seen onion at your neighborhood supermarket. Yellow onions are available beginning in August, continuing into Spring of the next year. Availability is usually excellent, depending on the market. The white and red varieties are also popular, yet stocks on hand can be tight due to a higher cost associated with raising crops of good quality. White and red varieties are harvested in late Summer and shipped out of the Northwest until late Spring of the next year.
Packaging and Shipping
Just as we do with Potatoes, packaging and shipping solutions are numerous. Click here to see popular sizes and packs for Onions.