Solanum hjertingii

This page is a draft, part of our ongoing wild potato project. I’ll probably be adding information to the species pages through 2020 at least, but I’m making them public since they may be useful even incomplete.

Solanum hjertingii




Ploidy: Tetraploid



Cytoplasm Type: D (Hosaka 2014)



Condition Level of Resistance Source
 Soft Rot / Blackleg Somewhat resistant Machida-Hirano 2015 
 Tuber Blackening  Somewhat resistant Machida-Hirano 2015 



Crosses with S. tuberosum


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

Crosses with other species

Watanabe (1991) found that 9.1% of varieties of this species produced 2n pollen and Jackson (1999) found 6-21%, which would be effectively octaploid and probably 4EBN.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source

Glykoalkaloid content


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