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Seed Potato, White Kennebec, (5 lbs.), Certified Seed White Seed Potatoes

Regular price $22.99

Includes 5 lbs. White Kennebec Seed Potatoes 

Stems without pigmentation. Large, broad dark green leaves. The tubers are elliptical to oblong with shallow eyes, white skin and flesh. Blossoms are white and numerous. Disease resistant to common strains of late blight, leaf roll and net necrosis, mosaic virus and virus Y. Maturity late, quality high. Good processing quality for chips and french fries.

 5 lbs. of seed potatoes will normally make about 30-35 potato sets when cut. (each cut needs at least one eye or sprout)

Height: 2 - 3 feet.

Spacing: 12 to 15 inches.

Depth: 3 to 5 inches between plants and 30 to 36 inches between rows.

Spread: 18 - 24 inches.

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.

Foliage: Green foliage.

Fruit: Very thin, smooth white skin, white smooth textured flesh. Oval shaped.

Days To Maturity: 80 - 100 days. Main season potato.

Form: Annual. Upright.

Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained sandy loam soil. pH 4.8 - 5.4. Will grow in higher pH, but sometimes becomes scabby.

Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.

Comments: Whole sets will get off to an earlier start and produce higher yields.

Stores well.  Grows in any climate. Has very large leaf and vine habit. Fertilize at planting time. Mound soil over row as plants emerge to protect tubers from turning green in the sun. Harvest after tops turn yellow. Can be stored at 40 - 50 degrees F.   Sprinkle a tablespoon of 10-10-10 fertilizer in the space between each potato piece. Do not apply the fertilizer directly to the potatoes as it can burn the tubers. After plants are 8 - 10 inches tall, use a hoe and pile several inches of soil up around the stems.  This prevents exposure to the sun which causes tubers to become green and inedible.