This variety is widely adapted to production in many parts of the world and at one time was the primary variety used in potato chip production. It was also important in French fry processing. On the table stock market, its reputation for good culinary quality is well known. This variety produces a high yield of large oblong tubers with thin smooth white skin and white flesh. Specific gravity ranges from 1.075 to 1.100. The Kennebec is excellent for baking, boiling, chipping and frying. It is a very popular exporting variety to all parts of the world.