A breeding program starts with the selection of two plants that will be used as crossing parents. By crossing the parent plants, the breeder tries to combine the good qualities of both parents in its progeny. Approximately 120 potato genotypes are selected based on their qualities and put in the greenhouse. The potato genotypes used for crossing can be existing varieties but also wild Solanum species. When a cross is successful a berry is formed containing about 100 seeds. The seeds will be harvested, cleaned and stored for the next year.