Quick reference guide

Fruit colour*

Fruit size


Bearing habit* Maturity*




Wall thick-ness Flavour Plant type Pro-duction Disease reaction# Comments
Open field Protected TMV PVY Xcv CMV TSWV Pc
El Rey(Experimental)


Dark green

– dark red

6 – 9


2.5 – 3.5

Pendent 85 Thick Hot Compact bush Y Y     HR  


    Processing or fresh market
Fury pbr
Dark green

– deep red

7 – 10


1 – 1.3

Pendent 90 – 95 Thin Very hot Medium tall Y           IR Excellent quality fruit. Good flavour in green stage. Tolerates high temperatures
Green – deep red 8 – 10


1.5 – 2

Pendent 90 – 95 Thick Hot Medium tall Y             Classical Serrano type with good flavour
Rajah 1 pbr

Dark green

– dark red

12 x 1.5 Pendent 85 Thin Very hot Strong bush Y             Strong plant vigour.

Ideal for drying

Long Slim Cayenne(Open pollinated)
Medium green

– medium red

10 x 1 Pendent 75 Thin Very hot Medium tall Y             Widely adapted.

Suited for home gardens

Magno (Experimental)
Dark green – dark red 7 – 11 X 2.5 – 3.5 Pendent 85-95 Thick Very hot Compact Bush  HR 0.1.2    HR 1-3 7-8       Extra-large fruit with very little cracking than typical  Jalapeño.
Spicy Slice (Experimental)
Dark green – dark red 7 – 11 X 2.5 – 3.5 Pendent 80-90 Thick Very hot Compact bush Y  Y    HR  HR 1-3 7-8       Extra-large fruit with very little cracking than typical  Jalapeño.

* Characteristics given are affected by production methods such as soil type, nutrition, planting population, planting date and climatic conditions. Please read disclaimer. pbrWARNING: VARIETY PROTECTED UNDER PLANT BREEDERS RIGHTS. UNAUTHORIZED MULTIPLICATION AND/OR MARKETING OF SEED PROHIBITED.

Disclaimer: This information is based on our observations and/or information from other sources. As crop performance depends on the interaction between the genetic potential of the seed, its physiological characteristics, and the environment, including management, we give no warranty express or implied, for the performance of crops relative to the information given nor do we accept any liability for any loss, direct or consequential, that may arise from whatsoever cause. Please read the Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Conditions of Sale before ordering seed.

Resistance: is the ability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a specified pest or pathogen and/or the damage they cause when compared to susceptible plant varieties under similar environmental conditions and pest or pathogen pressure. Resistant varieties may exhibit some disease symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure. (HR = High resistance, IR = Intermediate resistance).

*Experimental: This variety does not appear on the current South African Variety list, but has been submitted for registration. Recent version:Kindly contact Sakata or Area Representative for the most recent version of this Technical Bulletin.