Greg Martin wrote:I haven't looked, but if their are tetraploid versions of both species available that may improve the probability of fertility in any offspring.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:This summer was amazing in the wild tomato patch... So many pollinators of so many species!
Bumblebees were very common, up to 5 species at the same time.
How's this for a promiscuous tomato flower?
So easy to swap pollen and microbes!
Comparing an interspecies tomato flower from my breeding project (huge!) with a typical flower from a domestic variety. If I were a bee, I know which flower I'd find most attractive.
A huge bumblebee:
A tiny bumblebee?
This tomato has been very popular. It doesn't meet the breeding goals of the project, but it has captured people's imaginations.
Siblings to the previous plant:
So much diversity to work with among the wild species:
These are both the same species (Solanum habrochaites):