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March 15, 2022

Texas-grown Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are ramping up. Northwest storage stocks remain on pace to be depleted sooner than normal.

  • Texas-grown MFC Yellow Onions are readily available; MFC Red Onions will hit the market Friday, March 18
    • Fresh-run onions will have feathery skins and light color/exterior compared to Northwest storage onions
    • Size is small at the start of the season; medium onions dominate harvests
  • Mexican onions (crossings into South Texas) have increased this week; pricing has eased
  • MFC Washington Onions will be depleted in early April
    • Supplies ordinarily run through May
    • Internal defects such as translucency, dryness, and watery scale are quality problems
  • Idaho/Oregon-grown MFC Onions will ship into April, however some suppliers will run out of supplies in late March
    • Stocks typically ship into May
    • Quality is declining; internal defects such as translucency, dryness, and watery scale will be present
  • The season for Utah-grown MFC Onions will wrap up this week; once Utah onions are depleted, onions transferred from Idaho, Oregon, and/or Washington will be used for any orders loading out of Utah through the end of March
  • California MFC Onions will be available from the Imperial Valley the week of April 18
  • The New Mexico season will open in early June

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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