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UPDATE: Onions

April 10, 2018

Markon First Crop (MFC) Red and Yellow Onions remain available in the Northwest. Limited supplies of fresh-run Texas-grown MFC Red and Yellow Onions are now on the market.  

Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington

  • MFC Red and Yellow Onions from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington will be on the market through early May
  • Remaining storage stocks are small in size
    • The crop is dominated by medium and jumbo sizes
  • White onions are nearly depleted; supplies will be very sporadic as the season concludes
  • Expect diminishing quality in storage shipments as the season wraps up
  • Onions will have golden, cured skins, but may be softer than early and mid-season stocks
  • Problems may include occasional internal decay, mold, and multiple centers/hearts
  • Fresh-run, Texas-grown onions will have a small profile, mostly yielding medium and jumbo sizes
  • Medium- and jumbo- size onions also dominate Mexican-grown red, white, and yellow onion stocks crossing into South Texas
  • Fresh-run onions will have feathery skins and light color/exterior skins compared to Northwest storage onions 
  • Jumbo yellow No. 2 onions are not available in Texas due to a federal marketing order


  • Limited supplies of MFC Yellow Onions will become available next week
  • MFC Red onions will start shipping the week of April 23

New Mexico

  • MFC Red 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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