The fall onion season in Washington state and Utah has begun. It has been a busy start to the season due to high demand for onions.
In Washington state, harvest is in full swing and we will begin storing onions in September. Storage onions have a lower water content than summer onions, which makes them easier to store in climate controlled sheds during the fall and spring. Falon Brawley, director of marketing, said that September-harvested onions are likely to ship to stores late into May and early June.
Shawn Hartley, owner/VP of sales, said, “We are a one-stop onion shop with a lot of options for retail packs, private labeling, and everything in between for all color onions.” The crop in the Northwest is encouraging. It has been a crazy start to the year.
In late August and early September, partner sheds in Eastern Oregon will start harvesting. The crop is variable due to a dry, cold and windy spring and multiple heat waves. The fields have performed better than others. We are hopeful that the growing conditions will allow the onions to grow a bit bigger.
From August through June, the Onions 52 farms will supply customers with top-quality red, yellow, white, sweet, USDA-certified organic onions and tearless Sunions.