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 kurtzianum

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Description

This species can survive frosts down to 26 degrees F (-3.5 C) (Li 1977).

Condition Level of Resistance Source
 Wart  Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015
 Soft Rot / Blackleg   Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015
 Potato Leaf Roll Virus   Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015
 Colorado Potato Beetle   Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015
 Potato Cyst Nematode   Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015
 Root Knot Nematode   Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015
 Frost   Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015
 Heat   Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015
 Drought   Somewhat resistant  Machida-Hirano 2015

Cultivation

 

Crosses with S. tuberosum

 

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

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 6% 2n pollen from varieties of this species.

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