Potato is sown in India in Kharif and Rabi seasons. Kharif produce is available in the market from August end to October, which accounts for 15 to 20% of annual production. From mid-December to mid-April Rabi produce is available in the market which accounts for 80 to 85%. Only, the rabi potato is stored for domestic as well as export markets. The major potato growing districts in Karnataka are Hassan (more than 41%), Chikmagalur, Belgaum, Dharwad, Bengaluru Rural and Kolar.