Seed Potato - Kennebec

SKU: BW-POT-08_1kg

Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum

Seed treatment: NIL


Size: 1kg
Sale price$11.20


Seed Potato - Kennebec

Solanum tuberosum

Please note that the seed potatoes are sold as whole and may or may not have shoots - Supplied as dormant tubers. They are also a determinate variety. To ensure the longevity of the seed potato, store it within the 0-5°C range.

Kennebec potatoes are a medium to large variety, typically measuring 5 to 7.5 centimetres in diameter. They possess an oval or oblong shape with slightly flattened and curved edges. The skin is thin and showcases shades ranging from ivory to tan, brown, or cream. It boasts a smooth appearance but possesses a slightly rough texture, contributing to a waxy and lightly bumpy feel. The shallow eyes are interspersed with dark brown speckling and spots. Underneath the surface, the flesh ranges from ivory to cream-coloured. It is starchy, solid, dense, and firm yet becomes soft, tender, and fluffy when cooked.

Renowned for their high starch and sugar content, Kennebec potatoes offer a crumbling texture that efficiently absorbs cooking liquids. Additionally, their sugar content imparts a sweeter taste than other commercial varieties. Once cooked, the tubers develop a rich, earthy, nutty, and subtly sweet flavour.

Seed potatoes undergo controlled field conditions to ensure they are authentic and free from disease, promoting robust plant growth and increased yield. It is recommended to plant them after frost season in a well-lit and warm space for a few weeks to encourage short, thick sprouts. Before planting, cut tubers with at least one or two noticeable eyes, but be sure to allow the cut portions to dry, preventing the risk of rot. It is important not to make the pieces too small as it can decrease yield.

Cover tubers 15 cm deep with well-prepared soil or mulch (25-30 cm). Harvest them when the foliage turns yellow and stops growing, usually 110-130 days after planting. Early harvests may be taken as soon as small baby potatoes are ready to use but bear in mind that this may reduce the yield of larger potatoes

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Sydney, NSW, Australia


Order dispatch time: 1-3 business days, excluding weekend & public holiday. 

Transit time: Depends upon the postage service that you choose and pay. Usually, 1-2 business days for express post & 3-8 business days for standard post.

WA order dispatch: Once a week, regardless of whether Express Post is chosen. Express Post seed orders do not receive priority during the Quarantine WA inspection.

Note: We're sorry, but we cannot prioritise order packing service for customers who have paid for Express Post. We pack orders with a first-in, first-out policy. 

Please see the table below or use the shipping calculators on this website.

Standard Post & Parcel (Australia Post) – WITH TRACKING 

Delivery Estimates: 3-10 business days* (WA, NT Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only / or any seeds or garden supplies upto 200g


FREE domestic tracking letter shipping on seed packet-only (less than 0.5g) orders of $60 (after discount, if any) or above

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 200g to 400g $5.95
Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 401g to 2kg $9.95

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, seed potatoes, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds over 2kg

$15.95 (Capped)


Express Post & Parcel Service (Australia Post) - WITH TRACKING

Delivery Estimates: 1-3 business days* (WA, NT, TAS & Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only


Seed packets & bulk weight-based seeds up to 500g


BULK Seeds: 0 – 500g


BULK Seeds: 501g to 1kg


BULK Seeds: 1.01kg to 3kg


BULK Seeds: 3.01kg to 5kg


BULK Seeds: 5.01kg to 10kg


BULK Seeds: 10.01kg or 15kg



  • Shipping to Western Australia:

An additional $6 fee applies to cover quarantine inspection fees. All WA seed orders are subject to Quarantine WA inspection, which may result in delays beyond our control. For more information, please refer quarantine policy.

  • Shipping to Tasmania:

An additional $3 fee covers Biosecurity Tasmania paperwork—maximum 1kg per seed line item. Biosecurity Tasmania restrictions apply.


WA order dispatch time: 

WA orders are packed once a week on Wednesday and shipped out on Thursday. To ensure that your orders are processed and shipped out each Thursday, please place them before midnight (AEDT - Sydney time) on Tuesday. This applies no matter whether Express Post service is chosen for the order.

WA orders go to the Quarantine WA office at Perth Airport for inspection before being sent to your shipping address by the Quarantine Officers. Your tracking number will be activated once the inspection is complete, which may take up to 10 business days after we have packed and dispatched your order.

The tracking number will stay in a 'Pending' status until Quarantine Officers have inspected your shipment at Perth Airport.

Depending on the postal service you pay for the order, it will generally take an additional 1 to 5 business days for your shipment to arrive from Perth Airport to your address within WA. However, please note that delays beyond our control may occasionally occur. 

Signature on delivery: An additional $2.95 applies if you require a signature on delivery service. If you haven't requested a signature, the postie will check for a safe place or letterbox (if it fits) to leave your item. They'll take it to the Post Office for collection if a safe place can't be found. 

No Discount on Postage:  Our special discount event means seeds are available at discounted prices. However, postage costs remain the same, i.e. there won't be any discount on the postage costs - so check out our postage rate table to find out exactly how much it will cost before you stock up on your favourites!

Please note that Australia Post is experiencing delays within their delivery network, so the delivery estimate days/ dates are not guaranteed. We encourage you to choose Express Post shipping to avoid delays in transit.

You shall receive an email / SMS notification with a tracking number as soon as your order has been dispatched. We dispatch ALL seed orders via Australia Post tracking letters for certainty & peace of mind. 

We may use Australia Post Registered Post, which requires a signature on delivery, or you may need to present your ID to collect it.

Express Delivery

It's the fastest possible delivery service within the Australia Post network.

We will process your order after we have received clear payment in the accounts. 

Dispatch and delivery times are estimates only; we cannot guarantee delivery times as these can change for reasons beyond our control. 

Postage rates are calculated based on each order. If you have placed multiple orders with the same recipient and address, we may combine all items in single postage. 


Sorry, we do not ship seeds outside of Australia.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Darrin Mayer
Kennebac potatoes

Great potatoes. Just starting to sprout shoots. Be able to plant them out next weekend


Seed Potato - Kennebec

Nathan Singleton
Kennebec potatoes

Fast precise delivery very happy thank you

Their condition is not what I expected

I received my order of Kennebec potatoes today and one of them was just mush. The bag was wet and torn due to the mushy potato. The other potatoes are quite advanced and a bit soft. I won't be planting them for another 2 - 3 months so hopefully they last until then. Will not be buying any more from here. Will only buy locally so I can see their condition.

Hi Robyn, Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention regarding the condition of the potatoes you received in your recent order. We at Happy Valley Seeds take great pride in providing high-quality products and exceptional customer service, and we apologise that this was not reflected in your experience.

After thoroughly reviewing your case, we have issued you a store credit as a gesture of goodwill – the email will come separately (check spam/junk folders too, just in case). We understand that receiving damaged or subpar products can be frustrating and inconvenient, especially when it comes to items like seeds and produce which are essential to gardening.

Firstly, we would like to address the issue with the mushy potato. Our team has looked into this matter and found that sometimes during transit, potatoes may get bruised or damaged due to external factors beyond our control. However, as part of our quality assurance process, any visibly damaged or spoiled items are immediately removed before packaging. Therefore, it is possible that this particular potato may have been inadvertently missed during inspection. Regarding your concern about the size and advancement of the other potatoes received; please note that we source our produce from various independent farms across different regions. This means there can be natural variations in appearance and growth depending on weather conditions and harvesting times. However, rest assured all our products go through strict quality checks before being made available for purchase on our website.

We completely understand your hesitation in ordering from us again after this experience; however, allow us to assure you that it is an isolated incident and does not reflect our usual standards of delivering fresh seeds to our customers Australia wide. Additionally, as a company committed to continually improving customer satisfaction levels, we appreciate any feedback provided by customers like yourself who help us identify areas where we can do better.

In conclusion, thank you for giving us an opportunity to rectify this situation by issuing a store credit so you can make another purchase. We hope this gesture will restore your faith in us as a reliable and customer-centric brand. We value your business and hope to have another chance to serve you in the future. If there is anything else we can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer support team, who will be more than happy to assist you.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Hamish Smith
Good strike

Planted in November in Redland Bay area Qld. Seeds were delivered within a few days.

Shipping Restrictions

Western Australia Customers: We can ship most seed line items, except Quarantine WA restricted seed lines to WA. To help us ship your order as quickly and efficiently as possible, please do not include any seed items prohibited in WA; they are listed with the label 'NOT to WA'. Due to quarantine restrictions in WA, there is a 10kg seeds limit per variety. WA orders require additional handling time. Please remain within an approved limit when ordering seeds. We review every WA order before dispatch and remove (or reduce) excess seed quantity from your order to comply with WA biosecurity regulations. Please check further information here

Tasmania Customers: We can ship seeds to Tasmania. Please do not include seed line items labeled 'NOT to TAS'. Please note that the maximum allowable limit per permitted seed line item is 1kg per order.

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