Kennebec Potato - 2 Pound Bag

Kennebec Potato - 2 Pound Bag

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An American classic for 60+ years | Super disease-resistant and heavy-bearing
Days to Maturity: 80 from direct sowFor a potato thats 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, its also the home gardeners 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 cant 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.Heres How to Grow Them:If your soil is normal to sandy, work in some gypsum and Epsom salts before planting, then set the tubers 3 or 4 inches deep and about a foot apart. (If your soil is heavier, plant more shallowly and rely on mulch rather than soil for coverage.) Potato tubers should be planted in early spring, at the same time as you sow your green peas. If a late frost threatens, just toss a few inches of straw or other mulch over the young plants, and chances are theyll be fine.When the shoots emerge, you may want to sow some bush beans alongside the young plants—theyll keep the bugs down. Basil and Summer Savory are also fine companions that keep insects at bay—we usually just wait to see which potatoes didnt sprout, and fill in the gaps with these helpful herbs. (Of course, Marigold, friend to all vegetables for its ability to destroy more nematodes than commercial repellents, is always a beautiful choice too.)Potatoes tend to grow their fruit right under the soil, and over time the tubers may stick out above the soil line. This can cause greening, which ruins the flavor (and adds toxins to the potato), so watch your plants and add more soil, straw, or peat moss as necessary to keep the taters under wraps. The plants may also bloom, and small, hard green fruits will appear when the flowers pass. Dont be tempted to harvest them—theyre toxic.When its time to harvest, begin at the outer edges of each plant and work your way in. You want to gently turn over the soil using a garden fork or blunt-edged spade, to avoid cutting into the potatoes. Store the spuds, unwashed and not touching one another, in a totally dark, cool place, where theyll last for several weeks. (You can eat them after theyve sprouted; just cut away the inedible sprout and its eye.) Once youve harvested the crop from end to end, begin in a new spot and work your way through it from a different direction. Youll be amazed at how many spuds you missed the first time.This bag of tubers plants 20 to 25 feet of row. Make Kennebec part of your permanent vegetable garden—try it this season.
Genus:Solanum
Species:tuberosum
Variety:Kennebec
Item Form:Bareroot
Zone:1 - 10
Days to Maturity:80
Fruit Color:Brown
Habit:Spreading
Plant Height:8 in
Plant 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, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands


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Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

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Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

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Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

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Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.



Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.



Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.

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