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Crop Profile for Onions in Washington

Crop Profile for Onions in Washington
Crop Profile for Onions in Washington
Washington State University

● Washington State ranks third in the U.S. in production of onions
● Washington produces 16.2% of U.S. dry summer onions
● In 2002, 16,000 acres of storage onions and 1100 acres of non-storage onions were harvested in
Washington. The value of storage onions was over $91 million. Non-storage onions were
valued at $9.4 million.
● Dry onions were grown on 165 farms in Washington in 1997
● Average yield values in 2002 for storage onions were 37 tons/A and 18 tons/A for non-
storage onions
● Production costs for storage type onions were approximately $2,607 per acre in 1999. Non-
storage onion production costs per acre were $3,850 in 1989

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