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Potato Yield

Categories: Vegetable Growing

What is the yield per acre of potatoes on the best land around Stockton,

Cal., where work is done properly; also what is the yield for potatoes

along the coast?

The average yield of potatoes in California, taking the whole acreage

and product as reported by the last United States census, is 147 bushels

to the acre. In Stockton district, on good new reclaimed land the yield

has been reported all the way from 300 to 800 bushels per acre - the

crop declining rapidly when continued on the same land. One year's crop

in the Stockton district was estimated at 45,000 acres averaging 125

sacks per acre. The coast yield would be more like the general average

for the State as first given.