buff skin, white flesh The 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.

For orders placed by 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.

Bulk prices (net, no additional discounts), apply to orders over $1,200. Download bulk price list

7790 Kennebec
B: 2.0 lb $8.25
C: 10.0 lb $20.00
E: 45.0 lb $42.50

Additional Information

Seed Potatoes

Solanum tuberosum One pound of seed will usually plant 5–8 row feet, depending on the variety; 10# will usually plant 50 row feet.

  • Early potatoes mature in 65-80 days.
  • Midseason potatoes mature in 80-90 days
  • Late potatoes mature in more than 90 days