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May 16, 2023

The Texas onion season has ended.  Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are being shipped out of California and Washington.         


  • Steady rain throughout the season, coupled with high heat, have decreased remaining onion acreage


  • With Texas growers calling an end to their season, demand has shifted to California’s Imperial Valley
  • Prices will begin to increase
  • Yields are low at the beginning of the season
    • Colossal and super colossal onions are tight
    • Size will increase as the season progresses


  • Washington-grown MFC Onions are expected to ship through the end of May  
  • Sufficient supplies of red and yellow onions are available
    • Remaining stocks are small in size, favoring mediums and jumbos
    • Yellow colossal onions are limited; super colossals stocks have been depleted
  • Prices remain steady despite low volume; quality is average

New Mexico

  • Limited MFC Onion harvesting will start the week of May 29
  • Full onion production and order coverage will commence the week of June 5

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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