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UPDATE: Onions

June 28, 2017

Extremely high temperatures, reaching into the 100s, will reduce onion size and overall volume in California’s San Joaquin Valley and Southern New Mexico. Prices will climb.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Yellow Super Colossal and Colossal Onions will be most damaged by the heat; high temperatures slow growth and lead to more mechanical defects during the production process
  • MFC Red, White, and Yellow Jumbo and Medium Onions will remain readily available 
  • All trucks will follow onion sheds’ transit temperature recommendation to maintain quality  
  • Airflow is key to preserving shelf-life and deterring mold, especially upon arrival

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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