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Umpqua River Valley 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 Umpqua River Valley. The Umpqua River Valley is in Douglas county as indicated on the map at right. The Umpqua River Valley is suitable for the production of cool and warm season crops. It is unique in that the numerous isolated parcels of land lend themselves to the production of a variety of vegetable seed and specialty crops such as culinary and medicinal herbs.

Oregon State University Commercial Vegetable Production Guides

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

Umpqua River valley

Existing Crops

Crop
Information
Links

Snap Bean

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Beets

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Broccoli

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Head Cabbage

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Cantaloupe

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Carrots

Adapted to the deep pumice soils of the area. Grown for regional and local fresh market.

Oregon

NewCROP

Cauliflower

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Cucumbers & Pickles

Grown for regional processing, local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon
Pickling
Slicing

NewCROP

Eggplant

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Garlic

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Medicinal and culinary herbs

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Onions

Adapted. Grown for seed and fresh market.

Oregon

NewCROP

Green onions

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Green Peas

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Hot Peppers

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Sweet Peppers

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Pumpkins

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Squash

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon
Summer
Winter

NewCROP

Sweet Corn

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Tomatoes

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Watermelons

Limited production using season enhancement techniques, plastic mulches and row covers.

Oregon

NewCROP

Honeydew melon

Grown only for local farmers markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Vegetable seed crops

Grown under contract for commercial vegetable seed companies

Oregon

NewCROP

Recommended New, Alternate or Underutilized Crops

The area should be examined for early and late production of crops for processing to extend Willamette Valley production.

Experimental New or Alternate

Medicinal, industrial, and culinary 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