UPDATE: ONIONS

August 16, 2022

The new crop onion season is beginning to form. California and New Mexico onions near the end of their respective seasons. Expect steady markets through next week.

New Crop

  • Washington stocks are on the market; size is small in early yields, with limited availability of colossal and super colossal
  • Rain last week halted early scheduled Idaho/Oregon harvests; supply has been limited with improvements to come next week
    • Size will be on the smaller end to start; volume favoring medium and jumbo onions
  • In Utah, Washington onions are being shipped in for consolidation and loading; Utah-grown onions will hit the market in early September
  • Colorado production will begin next week

New Mexico

  • Yellow onion sizing is small in remaining lots; limited colossal and super colossal are available
  • Red onion supplies are sufficient; prices continue to decrease
  • White onion volume is tight with elevated markets
  • The New Mexico season will run through this weekend, with limited availability the week of August 22

California

  • Several growers have depleted supply; others will have onions through the first part of next week
  • Yellow onion pricing has eased with demand shifting to the Northwest
  • Red onion demand is weak; markets continue to diminish

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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