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Solanum vernei

Common Name(s)  
Code vrn
Synonyms S. ballsii
Clade 4
Series Tuberosa
Ploidy Diploid (2x)
EBN 2
Self-compatible  
Cytoplasm Type W (Hosaka 2009)

Description

This species can survive frosts down to 23 degrees F (-5 C) (Li 1977).  Vega (1995) found that this species is more frost tolerant than domesticated potato.

Condition Level of Resistance Source
     

Glykoalkaloid content

Van Gelder (1988) found high levels of both solanine/chaconine and solasodine glycoalkaloids in this species.  TGA levels ranged from 622 to 677 mg / 100 g.

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Cultivation

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

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

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 2-20% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source