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July 2, 2024

Weather-related issues are lowering yields and slowing production in California and New Mexico. Overall demand has eased from the recent Fourth of July holiday demand. Yellow onion markets are unstable, but red and white prices remain steady to slightly lower.

Northern California

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are available
  • Both Huron and Bakersfield continue to produce all three colors
  • Quality is good
    • Loose skins and flaking are typical of fresh-run onions
    • High heat will cause occasional sunburn/sun scalding, but internal quality remains very good
  • Yellow onions are dominated by jumbo supplies
  • Jumbo and medium red onion stocks are meeting demand
  • White onion supplies are adequate

New Mexico

  • MFC Onions are available
  • Quality is good; light sunburn and loose skins have been reported
  • Monsoon season is producing isolated thunderstorms, slowing production and causing delays
  • Super colossal and colossal yellows are limited; the size profile is leaning towards jumbo
  • Jumbo red onion supplies are tightening; medium-size stocks are increasing
  • White onions are meeting current demand

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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