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Washington State Vegetable Row Crop Facts

Potatoes

  • Washington is the nation’s #2 producer of potatoes (#1 in processing potatoes)
  • In 2014, Washington’s 160,000 acres of potatoes were valued at ~$820 million

Onions

  • In 2014, Washington’s 24,000 acres of dry bulb onion were valued at ~$184 million
  • Onions are the state’s #11 crop in terms of farmgate value

Carrots

  • Washington is the nation’s #1 producer of processing carrots
  • ~10,000 acres are planted annually, valued at ~$15 million

Sweet Corn, Green Pea, and Beans

  • Washington is the nation’s #1 producer of both processed sweet corn and green peas
  • Sweet corn, green peas, and beans are important rotation crops, aiding in IPM of other crops
  • Cumulatively, these 3 crops represent 200,000 acre s and $150 million annually

Solanaceous and cucurbits

  • Eggplant, tomato, and pepper (all in the Solanaceous family) are among >60 Washington specialty crops susceptible to Verticillium wilt
  • Watermelon (yes, it’s more vegetable than fruit!) is one of the cucurbits (the family including squash, cucumbers, and melons) also susceptible to Verticillium wilt
  • Grafting susceptible species onto resistant rootstocks can help manage certain diseases