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Tubers of the USDA potato accession PI 604206PI 604206

Solanum curtilobum 5x

PI 604206 at Genesys

Accession Details

Pentaploid curtilobum collected in Bolivia before 1993.

Observations

Clone.  Tubers ovate and laterally compressed.  Blue skin and white flesh with a little blue.  Large, robust plants.  Better frost resistance that nearly all domesticated potatoes.  Heavy flowering and good berrying under open pollination.  Short day tuberizer.  Not bitter.  All purpose texture.  Good flavor.  Heavy flowering and berrying.  Small berries with relatively low seed counts.

Commentary

Probably best harvested around the end of November.  Best yield of the S. curtilobum accessions available from the potato genebank.

Potato tubers of USDA PI 604206
Flower of the potato (Solanum curtilobum) variety'Blue Bolivian'
Blue Bolivian potato flower
Aerial plant of the potato (Solanum curtilobum) variety'Blue Bolivian'
Blue Bolivian potato plant

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