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In field Conservation


At Suceava Genebank, the collecting of old local potato populations (Solanum tuberosum L.) led to build a collection that is maintained in the experimental field. The distribution area of these varieties is reduced year by year, the material being obtained during numerous exploration and collection missions undertaken in 22 counties and over 170 villages.

Solanum tuberosum L. collection, consists of 264 genotypes, of which 254 originated in Romania, and 10 were received from Hungarian farmers, under a bilateral project conducted in collaboration with the Genebank in Tapioszele, Hungary, during the years 2008 - 2009.


Please note that biological material of potato collection is not available for distribution!.


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Photo 1. Local population of potato in experimental field
Photo 2. Tubers of local potato population
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Photo 3. Potato flower from Costiui, Maramures
Photo 4. Potato flower from Vadu Izei, Maramures
Photo 5. Potato flower from Mihăileni, Harghita
Photo 6. Potato flower from Valcău, Sălaj

We collect, study and preserve plant genetic diversity for present and future utilization.