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Oregon CropMAP

Central Oregon Vegetable Crops

Prepared by Dr. N.S. Bill Mansour, Extension Specialist—Vegetable Crops, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, © 1999. This is a list of vegetable crops that are either currently grown, are recommended alternate crops, are experimental crops, or are not recommended for the Central Oregon region as indicated on the map at right. The Central Oregon vegetable region is primarily in Jefferson county with some smaller areas near Prineville in Crook County, Tygh Valley in Wasco County and Redmond in Deschuttes County. Central Oregon is a major area for the production of vegetable and culinary herb seed crops and medicinal plants.

Oregon State University Commercial Vegetable Production Guides

Existing Crops
Recommended New, Alternate or Underutilized Crops
Experimental New Or Alternate Crops
Not Recommended

Central Oregon

Existing Crops

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Vegetable Seed

A variety of crops are grown for seed in this area. Major ones are carrot and garlic.

Oregon

NewCROP

Garlic

Most garlic is grown under contract for seed stock for California processors.

Oregon

NewCROP

Medicinal and culinary herbs

A variety of crops are well adapted to this area. Notable are coriander, echinacea, and mints.

Oregon

NewCROP

Potatoes

A major crop, well adapted to the soils and climate of the area. Grown for processing and fresh market.

Oregon

NewCROP

Recommended New, Alternate or Underutilized Crops

Sugar beets

Sugar beet production is relatively new to central Oregon

Oregon

NewCROP

Experimental

Medicinal, culinary and industrial herbs

Where markets can be developed

Oregon

NewCROP

Not Recommended

The Vegetable Crop listing was compiled and written by Dr. N.S. Bill Mansour, Extension Specialist—Vegetable Crops, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, © 1999. Questions related to these plants should be addressed to Dr. Mansour at mansourb@bcc.orst.edu