Solanum boliviense

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Solanum boliviense

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Description

This species can survive frosts down to 22 degrees F (-5.5 C) (Li 1977, as S. sanctae-rosae).

Condition Level of Resistance Source
 Frost Resistant Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. megistacrolobum)
 Potato Cyst Nematode Somewhat resistant Machida-Hirano 2015
 Root Knot Nematode Somewhat resistant Machida-Hirano 2015
 Wart  Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. megistacrolobum)
 Soft Rot / Blackleg  Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. megistacrolobum)
 Potato Leaf Roll Virus  Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. megistacrolobum)
 Colorado Potato Beetle  Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. megistacrolobum)
 Aphids  Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. megistacrolobum)
 Heat  Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. megistacrolobum)
Drought Somewhat resistant Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. megistacrolobum)

Cultivation

Bamberg (2017) found a 110% increase in seed set in this species with supplemental applications of liquid fertilizer at four and seven weeks after potting.

Crosses with S. tuberosum

 

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
 S. tuberosum S. boliviense (including S. astleyi, S. megistacrolobum, S. sanctae-rosae, and S. toralapanum) Minimal Minimal     Jackson (1999)
 S. boliviense (including S. astleyi, S. megistacrolobum, S. sanctae-rosae, and S. toralapanum) S. tuberosum None None     Jackson (1999)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 4-16% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

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Glykoalkaloid content

 

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