This pungent vegetable finds its way into most consumers’ carts. In fact, it was the second most-popular vegetable in Fresh Trends 2013. Onions moved up from the No. 3 vegetable spot last year and were the fourth most-popular commodity overall in this year’s survey. The likelihood of purchase slid one percentage point from last year.


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Market Scope - Onions, dry — F.o.b.s as of April 7


U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 795-726*-796) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Mexico; Columbia Basin, Wash.; Idaho and Malheur County, Ore.; New York and Texas. *revised.

MEXICAN CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS — Crossings (247-269*-324) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks colossal $15-16, jumbo mostly $14, medium mostly $12; yellow granex 40-pound cartons jumbo $24-26; yellow grano marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $18-22; white 50-pound sacks jumbo $12-14, medium $12; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $16, medium $14.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (216-215-188, includes export of 22-22-15) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading slow. Prices too few open market sales to establish a market.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, ORE. — Shipments (254-175-168) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading slow. Prices too few open market sales to establish a market.

NEW YORK — Shipments (45-35-33) — Movement expected to decrease as most growers finish for the season. Trading slow for very light supplies. Remaining supplies are in too few hands to establish a market. Expect light shipments through mid-April. LAST REPORT.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY TEXAS — Shipments (1-5-20) — Movement expected to increase as more growers start to harvest onions. Unofficial prices for April 7. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks medium $14; yellow grano marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo $18-22.

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement was expected to remain the same the week of April 7 and increase the week of April 14 as a few growers expect to begin shipping. Industry reports acreage to be generally average with good quality. FIRST REPORT.

VIDALIA DISTRICT, GA. — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to remain the same. Industry reports that harvest was expected to begin the week of April 14 with undercutting and lifting of the onions for field drying. The official start date for selling and shipping Vidalia onions is April 21, set by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Industry reports on 2014 acreage are 11,500 acres. FIRST REPORT.


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