WA/OR Potatoes & Onions
Russet Potatoes – Storage Russets are tight as most growers are cleaned up and will start new crop next week, approximately July 29th weather permitting. Later cold weather this season delayed the planting and harvest a couple weeks.
Colored Potatoes – Anticipating a July 22nd start date on Red Potatoes and Yukon Gold’s, and will finish in mid to late November. Should have availability in all sizing and packs by middle of next week, weather permitting.
Yellow Onions – We anticipate the start of the new season around the end of July with typical limited volumes to start off due to pent up demand. Growing conditions have been good. Cold weather and snow into February delayed plantings this season. In addition, a cooler summer has delayed growth. We should see volume increase in August with strong volumes in October. Availability of California and NM crop have been extremely limited due to weather and quality conditions.
Sweet Onions – Volume is winding down as we approach the end of the season. We see pricing trending upwards.
Red Onions – We find a decent supply of Reds out of California. The NW Season will start around the beginning of August with good supply by the end of the month.
White Onions – Not a lot of field information yet on whites, but harvest is expected to start in August and quality projected to be good.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like any additional information or updates in the interim.