yakima-growing-region

Yakima

Washington / Oregon

Physical Description
This region is composed of three main growing areas: the Yakima Valley (south-central Washington), the Columbia Basin (central Washington), and the Hermiston/Boardman area (northern Oregon).

Elevation
650 – 1200 ft (198 – 366 m)

Irrigation
The Columbia Basin and Hermiston/Boardman areas are primarily sprinkle irrigated with water from the Columbia River. The Yakima River and its five mountain reservoirs provide irrigation water for the Yakima Valley, which is mostly rill or flood irrigated.

Mint Varieties
Peppermint (Black Mitcham), Scotch Spearmint (Regular and 770) and Native Spearmint. The majority of the peppermint is raised in the Columbia Basin, while the majority of spearmint is found in the Yakima Valley.

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