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August 25, 2021

This summer’s historic heatwave in the Northwest has affected onion size in the early stages of the 2021-2022 harvest.

  • From late June through mid-July, the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington experienced record high temperatures
  • Growers report that the heat hindered growth, resulting in smaller size; onions were in the latter stages of the growth process during the heatwave
  • Crop size is smaller than normal, with most in the medium and jumbo categories
    • Colossal onions are tight
    • Super colossal sizes are extremely limited
  • Expect small sizes to dominate availability over the next several weeks; size should start increasing in mid-September when onions have more time in the ground

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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