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UPDATE: Onions

March 13, 2018

Markon First Crop (MFC) Red, White, and Yellow Onions are readily available in the Northwest. Texas-grown MFC Red, White, and Yellow Onions will enter the market the week of March 26. Fresh-run Mexican onions, crossing into South Texas, are also being shipped.   

Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington

  • Idaho, Oregon and Washington MFC Red, White, and Yellow Onions will be on the market through early May
  • Utah supplies of MFC Red, White, and Yellow Onions will begin to wind down in mid-April
  • Expect lower quality in storage shipments as the season wraps up
    • Onions will have golden, cured skins, but may be softer than usual and/or exhibit double-centered cores
    • Occasional detection of internal decay and mold are also anticipated at this time of the year
    • Please see the photos attached


  • The Colorado season will be coming to an end this week

South Texas

  • Red, white, and yellow crops are dominated by small sizes (medium and jumbo onions)
  • Mexican onions are firm, with occasional mechanical bruising and scarring from harvesting equipment
  • Fresh-run onions will have feathery skins and light color/exterior skins compared to Northwest storage onions (pictures are attached)
  • Jumbo yellow No. 2 onions are not available in Texas due to a federal marketing order


  • MFC Red, White, and Yellow Onions will become available the last week of April
  • The region is experiencing ideal weather conditions; crop growth is ahead of schedule

New Mexico

  • MFC Red, White, and Yellow Onions are forecast to hit the market in early May

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Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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