|Common Name(s)||Papa de gentil, Papa del puro macho|
|EBN||Unknown (Probably 2)|
|Self-compatible||Unknown (Probably not.)|
|Cytoplasm Type||W2 (Hosaka 2009, as S. ironsinum)|
||Ochoa: Biota 11(87): 97. 1977.|
Solanum burkartii (burkartii, in honor of Argentinian botanist Arturo Erhardo Burkhart) is a northern Peruvian species with a very small distribution. Plants 2.5 to 3 feet tall and occasionally much taller. Long, narrow leaves. Dark purple flowers. Conical fruits. Long stolons – 3 feet or more. Tubers whitish, 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).
Very little has been written about this species.
|Condition||Type||Level of Resistance||Source|
|Late blight||Fungus||Resistant||Ochoa 2004, as S. irosinum|
I have found germination of this species to be poor and very slow, taking more than a month.
Crosses with S. tuberosum
Crosses with other species
|S. burkartii (as S. irosinum)||S. contumazaense||No||Ochoa 2004|
|S. burkartii (as S. irosinum)||S. hypacrarthrum||No||Ochoa 2004|