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UPDATE: Onions

July 28, 2016

MFC Onions have started shipping out of Washington in limited quantities. MFC Onions will be available from Idaho and Oregon the week of August 8. MFC Onions will be shipped from Utah the week of August 22.


Currently quality is comparable among all regions, but once stocks are fully cured and shipped from storage in late September, it will be best in the Northwest (Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington). Storage onions have a longer shelf-life, firmer texture and dry, golden husks.



  • Limited supplies of MFC Red and Yellow Onions are on the market now, but the region will be fully underway the week of August 22
  • Acreage is comparable to last year; high yields are forecast
  • Onions grown in the Northwest are rounder and have more of a globe-like shape than fresh-run stocks shipped during the spring/summer months  
    • The husk or skin is thicker, color is deeper bronze/brown, flavor is stronger, and texture is firmer
    • Expect a longer shelf-life


  • MFC Red and Yellow Onions will be available the week of August 8
  • Onion acreage is comparable to last year, but projected yields are higher due to ideal growing temperatures during the growing season  
  • Crops will generate more jumbo and medium sizes compared to super and colossal


  • MFC Red and Yellow Onions will hit the market the week of August 15
  • Limited quantities of packer label onion shipments will start shipping next week
  • Acreage is comparable to last season
  • Growing conditions have been ideal; ample yields are anticipated


  • MFC Red and Yellow Onions will be on the market August 22
  • Expect a normal crop this season due to normal growing conditions
  • Supplies will be dominated by jumbo sizes 
  • Beginning next week, Washington onions can be transferred for loading in Syracuse, Utah
    • Sheds will need a three-day lead time prior to loading
    • The fee to transfer Washington onions to Utah remains $1.50 per case/sack (50# equivalent)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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