PI 234011 “Pitu Huayacka”
Solanum tuberosum subsp. andigenum 2x
A stenotomum type diploid collected in Bolivia before 1956. GRIN notes resistance to early blight, Fusarium, Verticillium, frost. A type cytoplasm (Hosaka 1988). Kozukue (2008) found a very high TGA level of 74.6 mg/100g for cortex material from this accession.
TPS. Tubers elongate, elliptic, falcate, round to compressed. Whites, yellows, and reds with white or light yellow flesh, some with a little bit of red. Moderately deep eyes. Some tubers sprouting at harvest. Short to long stolons. Stolon mats. Mostly long day. Heavy flowering and seed set.
La Barre (1947) gives a description for the landrace of this name: pitu wayaqha, “flour bag”. Swett, highly farinaceous, reddish skin, superficial eyes, irregular oblong shape. Resists frost poorly; grown at 3,200 meters in the region of Ilabaya, which is hilly and temperate, and with a relatively rich soil. (Red skin, very starchy, with pulp.)