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March 23, 2022

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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