Kennebec Potato - 2 Pound Bag

Item #35710
$17.95 $7.18


An American Classic for 60+ Years | Super disease-resistant and heavy-bearing

Finishes quickly and stores well.

Days to Maturity: 80 from direct sow

For a potato that's been around since World War II, Kennebec Potato sure gets a lot of attention and praise. The choice of fine restaurants and gourmet cooks everywhere, it's also the home gardener's favorite for early, generous crops that taste delicious and store well. Give it a try this season and we predict it will become your go-to tater, too.

Kennebec Potato is a large, oval potato with a thin tan skin (easy to peel), few pockmarks or craters, and firm, dense white flesh. It is good for baking, chipping, mashing, scalloping, and boiling. Superbly disease-resistant (it was developed by the USDA), it adapts to gardens in all climates and conditions across the U.S., and was originally selected in Maine. In other words, this is a homegrown potato that anyone can grow and everyone will love.

Finishing earlier than most others, Kennebec Potato also delivers a few extra spuds in every harvest, too. Possibly this is because of its terrific disease-fighting capabilities, which keeps the plants healthy and highly productive. Kennebec is resistant to potato leafroll virus, late blight, black leg, fusarium (dry rot), phoma rot, potato wart, and two types of potato virus. You just can't beat it for ease of care and successful crops every time.

Expect these plants to reach just 8 inches high but spread 18 to 24 inches wide in fertile, well-worked, well-drained soil. Like all potatoes, Kennebec fares best in sandy, enriched soil, but if you have heavy or clay soil, just use a raised bed or plant the tubers more shallowly, mulching them well with straw.

Seed Potato Definition:
A tuber that has several eyes whose purpose is to be planted.
Genetically identical to the parent potato.
A faster way to grow potatoes vs seed.
Guaranteed virus free and disease free stock.

This bag of tubers plants 20 to 25 feet of row. Make Kennebec part of your permanent vegetable garden—try it this season.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Solanum
Species tuberosum
Variety Kennebec
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 2 - 11
Days to Maturity 80
Fruit Color Brown
Habit Spreading
Height 8 in
Width 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Blight, Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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