buff skin, white fleshThe quintessential Maine potato. Very adaptable to various soil and growing conditions, rugged, but sweet on the inside, just like a true Mainer.
A surprise winner for best French fry among several varieties that customer Tim Cunningham cooked up in a vat of olive oil at our 2017 spring Tree Sale (insert nostalgic sigh here).
Large uniform tubers store extremely well and resist late blight. Kennebecs are high yielding, resistant to dry spells and the last potato taken down by the leaf hopper.
Shows susceptibility to verticillium wilt and rhizoctonia. Get your fields on a 4–7 year rotation to avoid this variety’s tendency to scab. Large plants have a dense canopy of white flowers.
The name “Kennebec” comes from the Eastern Abenaki kinipek, meaning “large body of still water, large bay.” Late Blight Resistant. Indigenous Royalties.①②
For orders placed before March 8th, this item will ship on our regular shipping schedule, starting in early April with the warmest states and finishing by early May. Orders placed after March 8th will be shipped later, and in the order in which they were received. We cannot ship this item any earlier; we regret that we cannot honor any requests to do so.
Fedco Seeds is a certified organic handler. Our organic seed is certified by USDA-approved agencies. We have copies on file of each grower’s certificate; our products are labeled accordingly and handled in ways to ensure their integrity.
The receipt with your order has our certification number and is your certificate that what you purchased is organic. Please keep it for your records.
We are handling live plant material. We sometimes have short crops and failed lots. We do occasionally substitute conventional varieties unless you note otherwise. Please see our substitution policy.