Growing conditions in the Pacific Northwest were less than ideal this season. Nonetheless, onion producers in Washington and Oregon expect a good crop as harvest gets underway and onions head to storage.
Seattle-based FC Bloxom Co. works with several growers, shippers and packers in eastern Washington and markets yellow, red, white and sweet onions, said William Bloxom, an owner of the company. Harvesting of early yellow and red varieties was underway in mid-July and will run through September or October. He expected good production but said onions will not be as large as they were in past years. “It’s been a little cool,” Bloxom said. He also said the company’s acreage will be the same, but he expected higher yields. “It should be a pretty good harvest,” he said. Click here to read the full article.
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