Mike Davis with Tex-Mex Sales LLC in Weslaco, TX told OnionBusiness.com that they are planting their 1015 crop now and should be complete by November 15. Mike commented that despite some warmer weather, everything is looking good and going according to schedule.
John Shuman with Shuman Produce in Reidsville, GA reports that their Vidalia seedbed quality is outstanding. “Southeast Georgia has experienced a very warm, dry fall – conditions that are ideal for sweet onion seedbeds. There is minimal disease pressure due to these fantastic weather conditions, and thus, a very healthy early crop,” John noted. Shuman Produce will begin transplanting on a large scale the week of November 5. “This is right on schedule,” John said. Shuman Produce plans to replicate last year’s program. They will remain at 2,300 acres of production – including acreage of organics and sweet red onions.
Mike Davis with Tex-Mex Sales LLC in Weslaco, TX said the Mexico crop is looking great. “All reports and photos received from my growers look excellent and is all is on track,” Mike said.
Robert Bell with Camarillo-based Western Onions reports that last Thursday they finished with their Cuyama Valley harvest. Next, the company will move to Southern San Joaquin Valley for planting which will at end of this month. Robert said that short day varieties are mostly in and some could be finishing this week; he added that Western Onions has completed their planting in the Imperial Valley.
Cindy Elrod with Peri & Sons based in Yerington, NV reports that their planting is currently under way in the Imperial Valley and things are going very well.