Shuman Farms Shares Vidalia® Onion Crop Update
- by Alexis Schreiber
REIDSVILLE, GA - Shuman Farms has just released an update on its Vidalia onion crops.
“As we begin harvesting, we’re cautiously optimistic about the upcoming Vidalia season,” said John Shuman, President and CEO. “Although yields are lower than previous years, quality looks good at this point.”
The front-end of the crop looks better than the back-end, the company stated in a press release. With a national onion shortage ongoing, Vidalias will start their season off 17 percent down in total acreage. The industry's hope for good supplies this summer hinges on Vidalia’s late-season yields, as the company notes.
“It’s a wait-and-see attitude right now,” said Shuman. “It has been my experience, that any shortage of Vidalia supply will be felt more so during the summer storage season and not so much in May.”
The company plans to keep a close eye on the late season varieties to see how the summer storage season will unfold.
Shuman said the market remains steady and demand continues to be good. The company began shipping USA Georgia grown sweet onions this week with plans to transition to Vidalia Sweet Onions this Monday, April 22.
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