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May 1, 2024

Fresh-run onions are available in California and South Texas. Yellow and white varieties are meeting demand; red onions remain scarce but are expected to increase next week.

Mexico and Texas

  • Texas-grown MFC Yellow and Red Onions are available
  • Mexican yellow and white onions are also crossing into South Texas
  • Overall quality is very good; occasional bruising, mechanical damage and excess skin are typical of fresh-run onions
  • Yellow and white onion markets are steady; red onion prices are rising due to strong demand and tight stocks
  • Fresh-run onions possess higher water content and lower acids, compared to storage onions, producing a sweeter flavor but shorter shelf-life

Southern California

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are available in the California desert region
  • Yellow and white stocks are sufficient; red onions are extremely limited
  • Yellow onion markets are inching up due to increasing demand
  • White onion prices are steady
  • Red onion markets are elevated
  • Internal quality is very good with some excess skin and occasional sunscald affecting outer appearance

New Mexico and Northern California

  • These seasons will begin in early June

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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