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Tubers of the USDA potato accession PI 587115PI 587115

Solanum tuberosum subsp. andigenum 2x

PI 587115 at Genesys

Accession Details

An andigena type tetraploid collected in Merida Venezuela in 1992.

Observations

TPS.  Two trials.  First gave intermediate germination and poor seedling survival.  Second gave high germination and excellent seedling survival.  Tubers round, ovate, elliptic.  Mostly blues and whites, some with some red.  Mostly light yellow flesh, some white, some with a blue ring.  Many bicolors.  Late season but mostly long day.  Mid to long stolons.  Waxy texture.  Some with excellent flavor.

Commentary

I initially had this pegged as a diploid, but guard cell chloroplast count was consistent with tetraploid.

The secondary picture with red tubers was my result from the first trial.  It is so different from the results of the second trial that I think it might have been a mistake.

Tubers of the USDA potato accession PI 587115 Tubers of the USDA potato accession PI 587115  

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