Onions

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.

More data for Onions

Onions, dry — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 924*-927-917) — *revised.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY ORE. — Shipments (394-365-330) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Whites and medium red generally unchanged, others lower. yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. 1 50-pound sacks Supercolossal mostly $5-5.50, colossal $4.50-5, jumbo mostly $4, medium $5-5.50; wWhite U.S. 1 50-pound sacks jumbo $10-11, medium $9-10; red globe U.S. 1 25-pound sacks jumbo $6, medium $5.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (278-299-295 (includes exports of 69-67-60)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal mostly $5, jumbo mostly $4-4.50, medium mostly $5; white 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $9-10, medium mostly $8; red globe 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $4.25-4.50, medium $4-4.50.

PERU IMPORTS (AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS — Shipments (61-69-72)) — -Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Yellow granex-marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $17-18.

NEW YORK — Shipments (50-48-51) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. 50-pound sacks yellow globe medium 2¼-inch minimum $8-9, 25-pound sacks red globe medium $5.50-6. Wide range in size and quality.

NORTH AND EAST POINTS, COLO. — (31-33-34) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Unofficial prices for Oct. 31, yellow Hybrid 50--pound sacks colossal $9-11, jumbo $8-9, medium $7-9; white 50-pound sacks jumbo $13-15, medium $12-13; red globe 25--pound sacks jumbo $7-10, medium $6-9.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (24-26-23) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

UTAH DISTRICT — Shipments (16-18-23) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers receive onions. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (19-14-16) — Movement expected to increase with the beginning of the historically largest shipping month of the season. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Yellow globe master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium mostly $10-12, repacker size $7-9, 25-pound sacks red globe jumbo mostly $8, medium $5-6. Wide range in size and quality.

WESTERN SLOPE, COLO. — Shipments (12-12-15) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Unofficial prices for Oct. 31, yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal $6-6.50, jumbo $5-6, medium $6-6.50; white 50-pound sacks jumbo $10-12, medium $9-12; red globe 25-pound sacks jumbo $6-7, medium $5-6.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (14-14-14) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. yellow globe 50-pound sacks medium mostly $7-9, master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium mostly $10.50.

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