Solanum chomatophilum

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Solanum chomatophilum







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Hijmans (2003) found that at least some accessions of this species were frost resistant down to 23 degrees F (-5 C).

Condition Level of Resistance Source
 Colorado Potato Beetle  Resistant  Pelletier (2007)
 Aphids Somewhat resistant Machida-Hirano 2015
 Frost Resistant Machida-Hirano 2015



Crosses with S. tuberosum

Watanabe (1991) found that 4.3% of varieties of this species produced 2n pollen, which would be effectively tetraploid and probably 4EBN.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
 S. tuberosum S. chomatophilum Low Minimal     Jackson (1999)
 S. chomatophilum S. tuberosum None None     Jackson (1999)

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 3-11% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source

Glykoalkaloid content


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