The Ukrainian season for winter onions will begin at least two weeks later this year than usual, analysts predict. The reason is unfavorable weather conditions in the main regions of production. As a result, the winter onion yield saw partial losses.
The main reason for the later start is rainy and prolonged spring, as well as rather a cold winter. Another reason that will affect both the quality and the yield of winter onions is its planting time. Most of the Ukrainian producers, hoping to enter the market with winter onions early, began sowing winter onions on 10 August last year, which led to the partial freezing of this crop in winter.