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February 9, 2022

Northwest onion demand maintains strong. Storage supplies are still on pace to run out sooner than normal. Elevated prices persist.

  • Northwest storage onion quality remains average overall; however, occasional internal defects such as translucency, dryness, and watery scale may be seen
  • Remaining storage stock size runs small
    • Medium sizes dominate remaining volume
    • A significant price gap of $8.00 to $10.00 remains between medium and jumbo onions
  • Mexican supplies (crossing into South Texas) have increased, but rain is forecast for the latter part of this week; packing will be delayed
    • White and yellow onion volume is adequate; limited numbers of red onions have begun to cross into the U.S.
    • Fresh-run onions have feathery skins and light color/exterior skins compared to Northwest storage onions (photos attached)
  • Texas-grown onions are expected to enter the market the week of March 9
  • California/Imperial Valley onions are estimated to start shipping in mid-April
  • The New Mexico season will begin in early June

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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