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Potato 'Kennebec'

Solanum tuberosum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'Kennebec'), Kennebec is a variety of Potato. Kennebec grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Kennebec is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

Chile is believed to be where Kennebec originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Kennebec Potato is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Kennebec have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Kennebec

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Kennebec is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Planting Kennebec in loamy and clay soil with a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Kennebec from seed

Potatoes are generally grown from the eyes of another potato and not from seed.

Sow 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Kennebec about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Kennebec

As Kennebec is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Kennebec

Potato Kennebec Etymology

The English word potato comes from Spanish patata.

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