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UPDATE: Onions

February 10, 2015

Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are available in Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Limited quantities of packer label Mexican onions (into South Texas) are available now. Markon will send recommendations regarding whether to purchase in the Northwest or in South Texas/Mexico; factors include quality, supply, price levels, and members’ distribution centers’ geographic locations.




 MFC Red and Yellow Onions will be available through the end of the February  

 This year’s crop is dominated by medium and jumbo sizes



Eastern Oregon/Idaho/Washington

 MFC Red and Yellow Onions will be available through late April/early May

 Ample supplies will keep prices at low levels through the rest of the storage season

 Storage supplies have solid texture, globe-like shape, dry flaky husks, and zesty, peppery flavor




 MFC Red and Yellow Onions will be shipped through April

 The crop is dominated by jumbo and medium sizes

 Storage supplies are holding up well during the midway point of the season; reports of sprouting and breakdown are minimal

 As in Eastern Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, prices remain low

 MFC Red and Yellow Onions from Texas will be on the market by mid- to late April

 Very limited quantities of both sweet and conventional yellow onions from Mexico (into Texas) are available now; stocks will increase next week

o Red onions will be on the market by the week of February 23 

o White stocks are available now 

 Spring onions are milder in flavor and lighter in color than storage stocks from the Northwest



Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.



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