Crops

Washington State farms produce among the most diverse range of crops in the country, including fruit, vegetables, grains, forages, seeds, herbs, and now biofuels.  The State has three primary growing regions – the temperate maritime climate in western Washington, the irrigated lands in central Washington, and the dryland region in eastern Washington.  While crops traditional to each region are still grown (e.g., berries and forages west, apples and potatoes central, wheat and barley east), new crops are being introduced over time (e.g., wine grapes, canola, quinoa) and small-scale diversified production can be found in most areas.  With changing climate, there may be future opportunities for other crops while some current crops may become harder to produce.

Crops Pages