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September 22, 2022

Markon First Crop (MFC) Onion harvesting continues to progress in Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

  • Markets have eased as overall demand is weaker than recent weeks; fall harvesting is in full swing
  • Yellow onion size remains dominated by medium sizes, with an adequate jumbo supply;
    • Colossal and super colossal onions remain limited
    • There is a significant price gap of $7.00 to $8.00 between medium and jumbo yellow packs; medium onions can make a viable substitution for No. 2 jumbo yellows
  • Red onion pack-outs are mainly mediums, but sufficient jumbos are available
  • Sizing is increasing as growers are now packing later-planted onions
  • Growers will begin to pack and ship onions out of storage in early October
  • Quality is excellent as summer heat has subsided; growing regions are now seeing dry, warm days and cool nights
  • New crop onions will have a rounder, more globe-like shape than supplies shipped during the spring and summer months; early season supplies will still exhibit thin, light-colored skins until shipped out of storage

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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