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The Potato Sector
California ranks 9th compared to the other potato producing states with 3% of the total US production. Potatoes are grown year round in California due to the state's unique geography and climate.

Potato growing areas in California

There are 4 major potato growing regions in California:

  • Kern and Los Angeles Counties (fresh, chipping)

  • Klamath/Tulelake Basin in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties (fresh, processing, seed)

  • The Delta Basin in San Joaquin County (emphasis on seed potatoes)

  • The desert and mountain valleys of Imperial, Riverside and San Diego Counties (fresh)

California is also the second largest grower of sweet potatoes in the United States.

Consumption Statistics

No such results in the PotatoPro database (yet) for this region

Agricultural Statistics

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Potato Area Harvested in 2016: 33,000.00 acres All seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2016: 25,100.00 acres Spring only
Potato Production in 2016: 13,305.00 (000) cwt All seasons
Potato Production in 2016: 9,789.00 (000) cwt Spring only
Potato Area Harvested in 2016: 7,900.00 acres Fall only
Potato Production in 2016: 3,516.00 (000) cwt Fall only
Potato Yield in 2016: 445.00 cwt/acre Fall only