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:

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

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

  • Kern and Los Angeles Counties (fresh, chipping)

  • 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.

Agricultural Statistics California
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :37200.00acresAll seasons
Potato Production in 2017 :15936.00(000) cwtAll seasons
Potato Seed in 2017 :979.00(000) cwtAll seasons
Potato Yield in 2017 :428.00cwt/acreAll seasons
Potato Price at Producer in 2017 :20.70USD/cwtAll seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2016 :33000.00acresAll seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2016 :25100.00acresSpring only
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