News and Stories


March 28, 2019


  • Mexican supplies are dominated by 40-count and larger sizes; 48-count and smaller fruit is scarce
  • Limited California fruit is available; crop estimates are down nearly 50% from last season due to warmer-than-normal temperatures in late July 2018
  • Expect elevated prices into June, when summer crop volume increases


  • The Chilean grape season will end in early June; prices will climb as Mexican supplies begin to ramp up in May
  • Chilean-grown Lunch Bunch Grapes will be available through mid-June; Mexican-grown stocks are anticipated to start shipping at the same time to avoid any supply gaps
  • Mexican-grown green and red seedless supplies are expected to enter the market in late May
  • The market will ease when Mexican supplies increase in early June    


  • Red, yellow, and white onion prices have stabilized
  • The Texas-grown, fresh-run MFC Onion season will get underway next week
    • Expect ample supplies of yellow onions
    • MFC Red Onions will be limited at the start of the season, but stocks will increase the week of April 15
  • Mexican imports have become more accessible in South Texas
  • White onions continue to be extremely tight in all regions  

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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