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Willamette 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 Willamette Valley. The Willamette Valley vegetable region includes parts of Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn, Lane, Benton, Polk, Yamhill, Washington, and Columbia counties as indicated on the map at right. The Willamette Valley is a major area for the production of most temperate vegetables, herbs and vegetable seeds. Crops are produced for both fresh market and processing.

Oregon State University Commercial Vegetable Production Guides

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

Willamette valley

Existing Crops

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True seed globe artichokes

grown as annuals from transplants should be tried where markets can be developed.

Oregon

NewCROP

Snap Bean

Major processing crop. Bush blue lake types predominate. This area's production is recognized for superior quality.

Oregon

NewCROP

Beets

Crop well adapted. this area's production is recognized for superior color and sugars.

Oregon

NewCROP

Broccoli

A major fresh and processed crop

Oregon

NewCROP

Head Cabbage

A major fresh and processed crop and seed crop.

Oregon

NewCROP

Cantaloupe

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

Oregon

NewCROP

Carrots

Some production for fresh market and processing. Area is recognized as producing carrots with superior color and sugars.

Oregon

NewCROP

Cauliflower

A major fresh and processed crop

Oregon

NewCROP

Celery

Limited fresh market and processing production

Oregon

NewCROP

Chinese peas

Well adapted. Limited fresh market production.

Oregon

NewCROP

Cucumbers & Pickles

A major fresh and processed crop

Oregon
Pickling
Slicing

NewCROP

Eggplant

Limited production. Best when using season enhancement techniques such as plastic mulches and row covers.

Oregon

NewCROP

Garlic

A major area for garlic seed stock production and regional fresh market.

Oregon

NewCROP

Herbs, Fresh Cut

A wide variety are grown for regional markets and direct sales.

Oregon

NewCROP

Kale

Well adapted. limited production for fresh market and seed.

Oregon

NewCROP

Lettuce and Romaine

Well adapted.

Oregon

NewCROP

Mustard Greens

Well adapted. Limited production.

Oregon

NewCROP

Dry onions

Well adapted. Muck and mineral soil onions produced here.

Oregon

NewCROP

Green onions

Well adapted.

Oregon

NewCROP

Green Peas

Well adapted. Grown for fresh market and processing.

Oregon

NewCROP

Hot Peppers

Limited. Production best when using season enhancement techniques such as plastic mulches and row covers.

Oregon

NewCROP

Sweet Peppers

Produced for fresh market and processing. Best using season enhancement techniques such as plastic mulches and row covers.

Oregon

NewCROP

Pumpkins

Well adapted. Grown for fresh market and processing and seed.

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NewCROP

Radishes

Well adapted. Grown for fresh market and seed for sprouting.

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NewCROP

Rhubarb

Well adapted. Grown for fresh market and processing.

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NewCROP

Spinach

Well adapted. Grown for fresh market and some seed production.

Oregon

NewCROP

Squash

Well adapted. Grown for fresh market, processing and seed.

Oregon
Summer
Winter

NewCROP

Sweet Corn

Major crop for fresh market and processing.

Oregon

NewCROP

Tomatoes

Limited production for direct market. Production is best when season enhancement techniques such as plastic mulches and row covers are used.

Oregon

NewCROP

Turnips

Well adapted. mostly grown for fresh market, occasionally for processing.

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NewCROP

Watermelons

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

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NewCROP

Rutabagas

Well adapted. mostly grown for fresh market and seed and occasionally for processing.

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NewCROP

Parsnips

Well adapted. mostly grown for fresh market and seed.

Oregon

NewCROP

Culinary herbs

A number are well adapted. Cilantro, parsley, dill and various mints are crops of commercial significance.

Oregon

NewCROP

Recommended New, Alternate or Underutilized Crops

Culinary and medicinal herbs

A number of are adapted and should be tried where markets can be developed. Ginseng, echinacea, clary sage, lavender and others are grown on a number of farms.

Oregon

NewCROP

Experimental New or Alternate

Not Recommended

Green Lima Beans

Not adapted to this area.

Oregon

NewCROP

Asparagus

Not adapted to the wet winters of this area.

Oregon

NewCROP

Greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers

Not adapted to the low light intensity and high humidity condition of winter.

Oregon
Cucumber
Tomato

NewCROP

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