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May 30, 2024

Fresh-run onions are available in California and New Mexico. Yellow and white varieties are in good supply; red onions remain scarce but volume is increasing.

Southern California

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are available in the California desert region
  • Yellow and white stocks are sufficient; red onions remain scarce
  • Overall markets are slowly declining as demand shifts to New Mexico
  • Red onion sizing is dominated by medium and small/jumbo
  • Internal quality is very good with some excess skin and occasional sunscald affecting outer appearance

New Mexico

  • MFC Onions are available
  • All three colors are available
  • Production is ramping up, slowly decreasing markets
  • Super colossal yellows are limited; jumbo and medium sizes dominate availability
  • Red onion demand is active, keeping markets elevated; prices will ease as volume increases
  • Quality is good; light sunburn and loose skins have been reported

Northern California

  • The season is expected to start in mid-June

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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