Supplies of Texas-grown Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions continue to increase. Northwest storage stocks remain on track to be depleted sooner than normal.
- Idaho/Oregon-grown MFC Onions will ship through April 15; however, some suppliers will run out of stocks by the end of next week
- The market will ease as demand shifts to other regions
- Quality is declining; internal defects such as translucency as well as dry and watery scale are issues
- MFC Washington Onions will be depleted the week of April 18
- Similar to the Idaho/Oregon region, prices will inch down
- Internal defects such as translucency, and dry and watery scale are quality problems
- Texas-grown MFC Yellow Onions are readily available; MFC Red Onions have hit the market
- Fresh-run onions will have feathery skins and light color/exterior compared to Northwest storage onions
- Size has increased
- Medium and jumbo sizes are most plentiful
- Colossal onions are adequate
- Super colossals remain tight
- Prices have eased slightly, but remain elevated overall
- Mexican supplies (into South Texas) are adequate; pricing has eased
- California MFC Onions will become available from the Imperial Valley the week of April 18
- The MFC New Mexico season is slated to open in early June
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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