Potato areas are slightly down
Potatoes in Scotland
Potato areas (hectares) in June 2018
Area used to grow potatoes : 27,400 hectares
The area used to grow potatoes fell in the past year. There was a decrease by approximately 2,000 hectares to 27,400 ha, a drop of seven per cent.
The reduction in total potato area was due to a decrease in the area of both seed (planting) and ware (eating) potatoes. In June 2018, there were 12,100 hectares of seed potatoes in Scotland, a drop of eight per cent over the past year. Similarly, the area used to grow ware potatoes fell by six per cent over the past year, to 15,300 hectares.