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The Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense), The Cocona (Solanum sessiliflorum) and Their Hybrid

  • Charles B. Heiser
Part of the Stadler Genetics Symposia Series book series (SGSS)

Abstract

The Solanaceae has been one of the more important families in providing useful plants for humankind. By far the greatest number of these comes from tropical America, white potatoes, tomatoes and chili peppers being the best known. In recent years the fruits of two others, the tree tomato (Cyphomandra betacea) and the pepino (Solanum muricatum) have begun to appear in our markets, both imported from New Zealand where they had been introduced from tropical America. To my thinking two other members of the family, the naranjilla (S. quitoense) and the cocona (S. sessiliflorum), are equal or superior to the last two, but they have yet to reach markets outside of Latin America. These species, both placed in the section Lasiocarpa of Solanum, are the subjects of this paper.

Keywords

Chili Pepper Edible Fruit Fruit Flesh White Potato Meiotic Irregularity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles B. Heiser
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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