UPDATE: ONIONS

July 6, 2022

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast through next week in the growing regions of New Mexico.

New Mexico

  • Markets are elevated
  • Forecasts call for a 25% chance of rain
  • Muddy, wet fields will slow harvesting
  • Suppliers are adding extra dry time before sending onions to production and culling any stocks exhibiting quality concerns
  • Loading times may be affected, as result
  • The New Mexico season will run through mid-August

California

  • Summer heat persists in the San Joaquin Valley; daily temperature highs will range from 95° to 105° F
  • Onions may exhibit occasional sun scalding, due to intense sunlight and heat; supplies exhibiting any excessive defects will be culled
  • Stocks are sufficient; markets will remain steady
  • The season is currently scheduled to run through late August

Northwest

  • Idaho growers experienced unseasonably cold weather during the planting phase in April; weather has turned warmer and drier in recent weeks, conducive for growing
  • The Idaho season is expected to get underway in mid-August
  • Washington has had more favorable growing weather than Idaho; growers currently report a strong crop
  • Washington shipments will begin in mid-August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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