UPDATE: ONIONS

July 20, 2022

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to slow production in the growing regions of New Mexico.

New Mexico

  • Forecasts continue to call for up to 30% 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
  • Yellow onion prices have leveled off, but remain elevated; red onion markets remain steady
  • The New Mexico season will run through mid-August

California

  • A few growers will begin to deplete supply levels over the next few weeks; others will have onions through mid-August
  • Pricing is steady; stocks are sufficient to meet demand for the rest of the season
  • As summer heat persists, onions may exhibit occasional sun scalding, due to intense sunlight and heat; supplies exhibiting any excessive defects will be culled

Northwest

  • The Idaho season is slated to get underway in mid-August
  • Washington shipments will begin the first week of August
  • Utah onions will hit the market in late August
  • Colorado grown onions are expected to get underway by mid-August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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