South Australia supplies 80% of the country’s fresh washed potatoes, with an average production of 280,000 tonnes. With more than 11,900 hectares under cultivation, the industry consists of 100 potato businesses, of which approximately 50 are growers. The industry directly employs more than 2000 people.
The major growing regions in South Australia are:
- Murraylands/Riverland; 41% of production
- Limestone Coast; 44% of production
- Northern Adelaide Plains; 14% of production
- Kangaroo Island; 1% of production (seed only)