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Solanum burkartii

Common Name(s) Papa de gentil, Papa del puro macho
Code brk
Synonyms S. irosinum
Clade 4
Series Conicibaccata
Ploidy Diploid (2x)
EBN Unknown (Probably 2)
Self-compatible Unknown (Probably not.)
Cytoplasm Type  

Description

A northern Peruvian species.  Plants 2.5 to 3 feet tall and occasionally much taller.  Long, narrow leaves.  Dark purple flowers.  Conical fruits.  Very long stolons – 3 feet or more.  Tubers are large for a wild species – four to five inches long and an inch in diameter.

It’s natural environment is cool and cloudy, moist ravines with rich soil (Ochoa 2004).

Condition Level of Resistance Source
Late blight Resistant Ochoa 2004, as S. irosinum

Glykoalkaloid content

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Cultivation

I have found germination of this species to be poor and very slow, taking more than a month.

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
             

Crosses with other species

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
S. burkartii (as S. irosinum) S. hypacrarthrum No       Ochoa 2004
S. burkartii (as S. irosinum) S. contumazaense No       Ochoa 2004

 

 

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