|[icon name=”book” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Wild potato information and growing instructions|
|[icon name=”book” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Solanum maglia information and growing instructions|
|[icon name=”ambulance” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] This product may produce plants with toxic levels of potato glycoalkaloids|
Solanum maglia is a wild potato primarily found in coastal Chile. It was the first wild potato species to be described. Unlike most wild potatoes, it is a day neutral tuberizer. Tubers are small, reaching about two inches at the most and usually much less. The tubers are moderately bitter and probably not safe to eat. This species can be crossed with domesticated diploid potatoes and other wild species. Only tubers are available because only a single clone is currently available in the USA, so there is no compatible pollinator for seed production. For more information, click on the information and growing instructions link above.
Also included here are seeds of a first generation cross between S. maglia and domesticated diploids. These seeds will produce progeny with various combinations of the parental traits and they are generally very fertile. These seeds are a big head start if you want to do some breeding with S. maglia. If you are interested in these, you may also want to take a look at Valparaiso, a promising selection from the same cross.