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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.

Agricultural Statistics California

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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
Potato Yield in 2016: 403.00 cwt/acre All seasons
Potato Yield in 2016: 390.00 cwt/acre Spring only