UPDATE: YELLOW ONIONS

September 15, 2021

Yellow onion sizing continues to be dominated by medium onions as harvest progresses; very few super colossals are available.

  • Super colossal prices continue to rise
  • As super colossal stocks remain tight, demand has shifted to colossal and jumbo sizes; these markets will continue to inch up
  • Super colossal and colossal supplies will improve once suppliers begin to ship out of storage in October
  • Expect prices to remain elevated overall through October and until shippers begin to run heavy for retail Thanksgiving holiday demand
  • A smaller size profile, favoring the medium and jumbo sizes, will persist throughout the Northwest season
    • From late June through mid-July, the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington experienced record high temperatures
    • Onions were in the latter stages of the growth process during the heatwave; the heat hindered growth

 

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