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February 20, 2024

Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are available out of storage from Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and Washington. Elevated prices are expected through March. White onions are scarce.

Pacific Northwest

  • The storage season will end in mid- to late April
  • Occasional internal browning and translucency are issues in late-season onions; adequate air flow and optimal storage temperatures of 45 to 50 are essential at this time of year
  • Markon recommends a seven-day lead time for orders and keeping inventories tight


  • Expect supplies to be depleted by the first week of March


  • The season will end in mid-March


  • The season is coming to an end
  • Supplies are limited
  • Pack-outs are low due to poor quality


  • Higher Mexican prices are keeping supplies from crossing into the U.S.
  • There is no specific timeline for onions to cross at regular intervals
  • The overall crop is 30-40% smaller than last year


  • The domestic season is slated to start in mid-March; a normal crop is expected but demand will be stronger due to Mexican onion shortages


  • Production will start in the Southern California desert regions by mid-April

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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