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UPDATE: Onions

May 16, 2018

Ample fresh-run supplies of Markon First Crop (MFC) Red and Yellow Onions are available in California and Texas. The New Mexico onion season will get underway next week.  


  • MFC Yellow Onions will remain available through the end of May, however red onion shipments will end next week  
  • Remaining storage stocks are small in size (dominated by medium and jumbo sizes)
  • Expect diminishing quality in the remaining storage shipments
    • 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 (photos attached)


  • Fresh-run MFC Red and Yellow Onions are readily available
  • Packer label white onions are also being shipped
  • Fresh-run onions will have feathery skins and light color/exterior skins compared to Northwest storage onions (photos attached) 

South Texas

  • Texas-grown, fresh-run MFC Onions will be on the market through late May   
  • Good supplies of all colors and sizes are available  
  • Jumbo yellow No. 2 onions are not available in Texas due to a federal marketing order

New Mexico

  • Limited supplies of packer label fresh-run red and yellow onions will hit the market next week
  • MFC Red and Yellow Onions will be available the week of May 28

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Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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