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Solanum huancabambense

Common Name(s)  
Code hcb
Synonyms  
Clade 3
Series Yungasense
Ploidy Diploid (2x)
EBN 2
Self-compatible  
Cytoplasm Type  

Description

This species can survive frosts down to 26 degrees F (-3.5 C) (Li 1977).

Condition Level of Resistance Source
     

Glykoalkaloid content

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Cultivation

I have found this species difficult to germinate.  It might require different conditions than the standard for S. tuberosum.

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

 

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
 S. tuberosum S. huancabambense None None     Jackson (1999)
 S. huancabambense S. tuberosum None None     Jackson (1999)
             

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 4-12% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source