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Kennebec

Key Features

Highlights

High yielding fast growing variety, widely adapted. Requires close planting (15 to 20 cm between plants) and vine killing to avoid producing oversized and rough tubers. Excellent storage quality. Long dormancy period. High total solids.
Note: tuber green rapidly when exposed to light.

Utilization

Good to excellent for boiling, baking, chipping and french frying.

Chief Markets

Seed export, fresh market, chipping.


Characteristics

Maturity

Mid-season to late

Plants

Large, erect, spreading at maturity; stems thick, not pigmented, prominently angled.

Leaves

Dark green, long, broad; midribs scantly pubescent.

Terminal leaflets: ovate; apex acute; base lobed.
Primary leaflets: large, ovate, four pairs.
Secondary leaflets: medium in number.
Tertiary leaflets: few to none.

Tubers

Elliptical to oblong, medium thick; smooth creamy buff skin; shallow eyes; white flesh.

Reaction To Diseases

Resistant

Tuber net necrosis.

Moderately Resistant

Late blight in the foliage, black leg , fusarium dry rot (F. coeruleum), phoma rot, potato wart, seed-piece decay, PVS and PVX.

Field Resistant

PVA, PVY.

Susceptible

Common scab, fusarium dry rot (F. sambucinum), late blight tuber rot, leaf roll, pink eye and rhizoctonia.

Highly Susceptible

Verticillium wilt