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May 16, 2024

The Texas onion season is coming to an end due to recent rain and hail; the transition to New Mexico is underway. The California desert season will continue through the next three to four weeks and transition to the Central Valley in early- to mid-June.

Mexico and Texas

  • Texas-grown Markon First Crop (MFC) Yellow and Red Onions are available this week in a limited manner
  • Heavy rain and hailstorms in the Uvalde and Wintergarden areas of Texas have wiped out the majority of remaining crops
  • Remaining quality is very good; occasional bruising, mechanical damage, and excess skin are typical of fresh-run onions
  • Mexican yellow and white onions continue to cross into South Texas; markets are lower
  • Red onion prices remain elevated due to strong demand and limited supply

Southern California

  • MFC Onions are available in the California desert region
  • Yellow and white stocks are sufficient; markets are lower
  • Red onion markets are elevated and supply is extremely limited; sizing is dominated by medium and small/jumbo onions
  • Internal quality is very good with some excess skin and occasional sunscald affecting outer appearance

New Mexico

  • Yellow and white onion supplies will be available next week in limited quantities
  • Red onions are expected by late May/early June
  • Good quality and ample supplies are expected by mid-June
  • Fresh-run onions possess higher water content and lower acids compared to storage onions, producing a sweeter flavor but shorter shelf-life

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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