Washington ranks second in the United States for potato production, with a total yield of around 100 million cwt.
Washington Potato Growing areas
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US Fall Potato Production: Top Ten States. Source: USDA-NASS: Potato Stocks (December 2014)
The top potato varieties grown in Washington (fall harvest 2016, by acreage) are:
- Russet Burbank (31.1%)
- Ranger Russet (14.4%)
- Russet Norkotah (13.3%)
- Umatilla Russet (12.9)
- Alturas (5.9%)
- Frito-Lay varieties (4.2%)
- Chieftain (3.4%)
- Clearwater (3.0%)
All other varieties count for less than 3% of the Washington Fall potato acreage.