|Wild potato information and growing instructions|
|Solanum sambucinum information and growing instructions|
|We classify true potato seeds as breeding seed; germination is not guaranteed|
|This product may produce plants with toxic levels of potato glycoalkaloids|
|This variety is offered intermittently and in small quantities.|
Solanum x sambucinumum is a naturally occurring hybrid species from Mexico. It is believed to be the result of crosses between S. ehrenbergii and S. pinnatisectum. Tubers are mildly bitter and, therefore, probably unsafe to eat. Plants grown from seed may also have high glycoalkaloids. This is a diploid, 1EBN species that can only be crossed easily with other North American 1EBN potatoes. I can confirm that it crosses easily with S. jamesii. Only one accession of this species is available in the USA, so any seeds offered here are the results of crosses with related species. The tubers are pure S. x sambucinum.