Cherokee* F1 Hybrid Sweet Pepper

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES                                    

  • MEDIUM-LARGE SIZED, BLOCKY FRUIT
  • DARK GREEN TURNING TO BRIGHT RED
  • HIGH RESISTANCE TO TSWV, TMV AND PMMoV
  • COMPACT PLANTS

Cherokee* has been developed for the production of high quality fruit in open field and shaded production.  The medium-large sized fruit have a smooth surface and shallow shoulders and are bright red when ripe.  Plants have a taller growth habit and are suitable for production in areas where Tomato spotted wilt is a problem and trellising is used.  Cherokee has high resistance to Tobacco mosaic (TMV), Tomato spotted wilt (TSWV) and Pepper mild mottle races 1, 2 and 3 (PMMoV: 1, 2, 3) Bacterial leaf spot 1-3.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • CherokeeE By transplanting young seedlings (2 true leaves) and removing flowers of the first 3 – 4 nodes, plants are able to develop strong root-systems and good canopies allowing for long season production
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Description

KIND: F1 hybrid pepper (Capsicum L.)
TYPE: Blocky, California Wonder type
MATURITY: Early
FRUIT DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10 x 10 cm (app. 200 – 250 g on two stems)
FRUIT SHAPE: Blocky
FRUIT WALL: Thick
SMOOTHNESS: Smooth surface and shallow shoulders
FRUIT COLOUR: Dark green turning to bright red
PLANT TYPE: Taller
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and Pepper mild mottle virus races 1, 2, 3 (PMMoV1.2.3), Bacterial leaf spot 1,2,3.
PRODUCTION: Open field and shade net production
POPULATION GUIDE: Open field 30 000 pl/ha, Shade net: 2 – 2.5 stems per m²
USE: Suggested for pre-packaging
SPECIAL FEATURES: High quality fruit on vigourous plant, with TSWV resistance