Chipperbec vs Kennebec

Unpacking some common misconceptions about Chipperbecs.

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Not a Kennebec

  • The Chipperbec potato is a brand of a white round potato variety, which has been commonly referred to as a “Kennebec” or “Kennebec-style” potatoes in recent years.
  • The actual Kennebec, a specific variety of white potato, existing today as an heirloom crop, is no longer grown in mass quantities and the word “Kennebec” has incorrectly been used in the industry as a general term for white chipping potatoes.
  • The Chipperbec Potato is of its own family of varieties specific to both our growing and production programs.
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