Onion Supply Updates

May 19, 2017
California
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Red, Yellow, and White Onions are available 
    • Size is dominated by medium and jumbo sizes
    • Spring/fresh-run onions will have feathery skins and light-color exterior skin compared to Northwest storage onions (pictures attached)

Idaho, Oregon, and Washington 

  • MFC Red and Yellow Onions remain available in Washington; supplies from Idaho and Oregon  will be depleted next week 
  • Expect lower quality in storage shipments as the season winds down
    • Onions will have golden, cured skins, but may be softer than usual and/or exhibit multiple-centered cores
    • Occasional internal decay and mold are expected during this time of the year (pictures attached)
New Mexico
  • Packer label red, yellow, and white onions are now available
  • MFC Onions will be on the market the week of May 29 
  • The crop is dominated by medium and jumbo sizes
South Texas
  • Limited supplies of MFC Red, Yellow, and White Onions are available
  • The season will run through late May