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September 13, 2021

New crop onion harvesting continues in the Northwest; crop size profile remains small.

  • Yellow onion sizing continues to be dominated by medium onions; very few super colossals are available
  • Super colossal prices are rising
  • As super colossal stocks remain tight, demand is shifting to yellow colossal and jumbo sizes; these markets will also inch up
  • Large onion supplies may increase once suppliers begin to ship out of storage in October
  • Smaller sizes could persist throughout the Northwest season
    • From late June through mid-July, the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington experienced record high temperatures
    • Onions were in the latter stages of the growth process during the heatwave; the heat hindered growth
  • Adequate quantities of red onions are available with sizing heavy to mediums; jumbo supplies are sufficient

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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