UPDATE: ONIONS

June 15, 2022

The Markon First Crop (MFC) Onion season is in full swing.

  • Expect markets to ease as supply increases in California and New Mexico
  • Daytime temperatures vary from 80 to over 100 degrees (°F) in both regions
  • Transit and storage temperatures should currently be in the 60 to 70 degree range (°F), with sufficient airflow to insure best quality
  • Both the California and New Mexico seasons will run through mid-August

2022-2023 Storage Season Outlook

  • Planting for the Northwest season started in April and is now complete
  • The Northwest saw unseasonably cold weather in April which caused some early concern
  • Growers have welcomed some much-needed moisture and warmer weather the past few weeks
  • Suppliers will now wait to see what heat units look like over the summer months
  • Last summer’s record heat wave caused a very small size profile and crop shortage
  • Northwest onion harvesting will begin in early August; onions will start to ship out of storage in October

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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