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Kennebec Potatoes

A pantry staple potato great for frying or storing

Kennebec Potatoes

A pantry staple potato great for frying or storing

  • All-purpose potato
  • Smooth skin with shades of ivory and tan
  • Great for frying, with evenly browning flesh
  • High yields will hold up well in storage
  • Blight resistant
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Product Description

Thin, smooth skin in shades of ivory and tan with creamy white flesh makes the Kennebec Potato a pantry staple. These all-purpose potatoes are perfect for creaming when harvested early, or enjoy at maturity by frying, boiling, mashing, or baking them. Kennebec tastes particularly delicious when fried since the flesh browns evenly and tastes incredibly earthy, nutty, and rich. Use it with a vegetable cutter to get perfect, uniform French fries. Make sure to thoroughly clean each potato before cooking. Kennebec potatoes grow well under harsh conditions and are great for storing long-term in a dry, dark place. Expect 80-100 days to maturity and then enjoy!

Growing Kennebec Potatoes

  • Plant Kennebec Seed Potatoes in the spring. Plant in an area with full sun.
  • Plant potatoes 3-5 inches deep in loamy or sandy soil. Space them 12-15 inches apart, with 30-36 inches between rows.
  • Provide 1-2 inches of water per week, more during hot, dry spells.
  • Harvest potatoes after 80-100 days, after the foliage begins to die down. Brush off soil and allow skins to dry, then store in a cool, dark place.
  • For more, check out our Potato Growing 101!
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum 'Kennebec'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 24 - 36 Inches
  • Spacing: 12 to 15 inches between plants and 30 to 36 inches between rows.
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
  • Foliage:Green foliage.
  • Depth:3 to 5 inches.
  • Days to Maturity: 80 - 100 Days
  • Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Fruit: Very thin, smooth white skin, white smooth textured flesh. Oval shaped.
  • Soil Preference: Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Form: Vegetable, Potato
  • Flowers: Small white flowers.
  • Seed Count: 2 lbs. of seed potatoes will make approximately 10 - 15 potato sets when cut.
  • Size: 2 Lb Whole Potatoes
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
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1A-4A 5/23/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 6/10/22 5/23/22 - 6/3/22
4B 5/23/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 6/10/22 5/23/22 - 6/3/22
5A & B 5/16/22 - 6/3/22 3/14/22 - 6/10/22 5/16/22 - 6/3/22
6A 5/9/22 - 6/3/22 3/14/22 - 6/10/22 5/9/22 - 6/3/22
6B 5/9/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 6/10/22 5/9/22 - 6/3/22
7A 4/18/22 - 6/3/22 2/24/22 - 6/10/22 4/18/22 - 6/3/22
7B 4/18/22 - 6/3/22 2/21/22 - 6/10/22 4/18/22 - 6/3/22
8A 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/17/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
8B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/14/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
9A - 10B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
Last Order Date 5/30/2022 6/6/2022 5/30/2022

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
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6A 4/28/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 6/24/22 2/28/22 - 5/6/22
6B 4/25/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 6/24/22 2/21/22 - 5/6/22
7A 4/14/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 2/14/22 - 5/6/22
7B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 2/7/22 - 5/6/22
8A & B 4/4/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 1/24/22 - 5/6/22
9A & B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 1/3/22 - 5/6/22
10A & B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 1/3/22 - 5/6/22
Last Order Date 5/30/2022 1A-7B: 6/20/2022
8A-10B: 6/6/2022
5/2/2022

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
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5A 3/28/22 - 5/27/22 4/11/22 - 6/24/22 4/18/22 - 6/10/22
5B 3/14/22 - 5/27/22 3/28/22 - 6/24/22 3/28/22 - 6/10/22
6A 2/28/22 - 5/27/22 3/14/22 - 6/24/22 3/14/22 - 6/10/22
6B 2/28/22 - 5/27/22 2/28/22 - 6/24/22 3/7/22 - 6/10/22
7A 2/21/22 - 5/27/22 2/24/22 - 6/24/22 2/28/22 - 6/10/22
7B 2/21/22 - 5/27/22 2/21/22 - 6/24/22 2/21/22 - 6/10/22
8A 2/14/22 - 5/27/22 2/17/22 - 6/10/22 2/21/22 - 6/10/22
8B 2/14/22 - 5/27/22 2/14/22 - 6/10/22 2/14/22 - 6/10/22
9A & B 1/17/22 - 5/27/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 2/14/22 - 6/10/22
10A & B 1/17/22 - 5/27/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date 5/23/2022 1A-7B: 6/20/2022
8A-10B: 6/6/2022
6/6/2022

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
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4A - 5A 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 5/6/22 - 6/4/22
5B 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 5/2/22 - 6/4/22
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7B 3/7/22 - 10/28/22 3/7/22 - 10/28/22 4/18/22 - 6/4/22
8A - 8B 3/7/22 - 10/28/22 3/7/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 6/4/22
9A - 10B 2/21/22 -10/28/22 2/21/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 6/4/22
Last Order Date 10/24/2022 10/24/2022 5/31/2022

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