|Synonyms||S. spectabile, S. verrucosum var. spectabile|
|Self-compatible||Yes (Marks 1965)|
|Cytoplasm Type||D (Hosaka 2014)|
||Correll: Madroño 14: 236. 1958.|
Solanum hougasii (hougasii, in honor of American botanist Robert W. Hougas) is a species of limited distribution in southwest Mexico. Plants reach a little over two feet tall. White flowers. Round berries.
Subramanian (2017) found that at least some accessions of this species have unusually low calcium and potassium content and unusually high dry matter.
|Condition||Type||Level of Resistance||Source|
|Globodera pallida (Pale Cyst Nematode)||Invertebrate||Not resistant||Castelli 2003|
|Globodera rostochiensis (Potato Cyst/Golden Nematode)||Invertebrate||Not resistant||Castelli 2003|
|Meloidogyne chitwoodi (Columbia Root Knot Nematode)||Invertebrate||Resistant||Brown 1991|
|Phytophthora infestans (Late Blight)||Fungus||Resistant||Gonzales 2002|
|Phytophthora infestans (Late Blight)||Fungus||Resistant||Bachmann-Pfabe 2019|
Tubers that I have sampled were pleasant tasting, but had a mild bitter aftertaste, probably indicating that this species is not safe to eat.
I have found seeds of this species easy to germinate using the standard conditions for S. tuberosum.
Towill (1983) found that seeds of this species stored at 1 to 3 degrees C germinated at 84 to 100% after 14 years.
Crosses with S. tuberosum
|S. hougasii||S. tuberosum||Low||Low||Jackson (1999)|
|S. tuberosum||S. hougasii||None||None||Jackson (1999)|
Crosses with other species