Solanum lesteri

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 lesteri







Cytoplasm Type:


This species can survive frosts down to 27.5 degrees F (-2.5 C) (Li 1977).

Condition Level of Resistance Source



Crosses with S. tuberosum


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

Crosses with other species

Watanabe (1991) found that 6.3% (which was only 1 plant) of varieties of this species produced 2n pollen and Jackson (1999) found 2-13%, which would be effectively tetraploid and probably 2EBN.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source

Glykoalkaloid content


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