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UPDATE: Onions

July 10, 2017

Unseasonably high temperatures, reaching into the 100-degree range, persist in California’s San Joaquin Valley and Southern New Mexico, affecting onion size and overall volume. Prices continue to 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 and Yellow Jumbo and Medium Onions will remain available 
  • MFC White Jumbo and Medium supplies are sporadic
  • All trucks will follow onion sheds’ transit temperature recommendations to maintain quality  
  • Airflow is key to preserving shelf-life and deterring mold, especially upon arrival
  • New crop 2017–2018 onion harvesting will start in the Northwest in late August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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