New onion labels are in the works for the 2013 crop from Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.

Thomson International revises onion labelJack Thomson, president, said the goal of the new onion labels is to bring that commodity in line with the company’s other commodities, which include bell peppers and watermelons.

“It’s a new premium label and should have a lot of appeal for customers,” Thomson said.

Also new this year for Thomson is an agreement with Uesugi Farms, Gilroy, Calif., to pack bell peppers. Thomson said his company has been packing its own peppers for several years, but he wants to refocus attention on growing and therefore made the deal with Uesugi to pack the bells this season.

Green bells will likely be ready June 1, Thomson said, with reds and yellows coming in around July 4. He said everything is looking good and is on schedule for a high-quality harvest.