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Solanum schenckii

Common Name(s)  
Code snk
Synonyms  
Clade Mixed
Series Demissa
Ploidy Hexaploid (6x)
EBN 4
Self-compatible Unknown (probably yes)
Cytoplasm Type D, W (Hosaka 2014)

Description

A woodland species from central Mexico.  Plants roughly 12 to 18 inches tall.  Flowers violet to purple.  Berries long and ovoid, green with white or lighter green spots.

Vega (1995) found that this species is more frost tolerant than domesticated potato.

Condition Level of Resistance Source
Potato Virus Y Somewhat resistant Chung 2011

Glykoalkaloid content

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Cultivation

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

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

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 4-5% 2n pollen in varieties of this species.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
             

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