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May 9, 2023

The season for Texas-grown Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions will end early next week. Poor weather has affected remaining onion acreage.      


  • Steady rain throughout the season, coupled with high heat, have reduced remaining onion yields
  • MFC Onion growers will have supply on hand for orders loading through early next week, while assessing whether or not suitable onions will be available to ship the latter part of next week


  • With Texas growers calling an end to their season, demand has shifted to California’s Imperial Valley
  • Expect prices to increase
  • Yields are dominated by small sizes as the season starts
    • Colossal and super colossal onions are tight
    • Size will increase as the season progresses


  • Washington-grown MFC Onions are expected to run through late May  
  • Sufficient supplies of red and yellow onions are available
    • Remaining stocks are small in size, favoring mediums and jumbos
    • Yellow colossal onions are limited
    • Super colossals stocks have been depleted
  • Prices remain steady despite low volume

New Mexico

  • Limited MFC Onion harvesting will start the week of May 22
  • Most growers will begin production the weeks of May 29 and June 5

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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