Most sizes are jumbo or extra jumbo, Anthony Mazzuca, onion commodity manager for Salinas, Calif.-based Tanimura & Antle, said in a news release. Volumes and quality are good, Mazzuca said. The San Joaquin Valley is expected to come into production next.
The sweet red onion is available year-round. They’re sold in 2-, 3- and 5-pound bags for consumers; and in 25- and 50-pound sacks as well as 40-pound cartons.
It’s a proprietary seed variety originally from Italy.