EXCELLENCE F1 HYBRID SWEET PEPPER

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • COMPACT PLANTS WITH GOOD LEAF COVER
  • LARGE BLOCKY FRUIT
  • HIGH RESISTANCE TO TMV, CMV AND PVY
  • IDEAL FOR OPEN FIELD PRODUCTION

Excellence is a widely adapted, early, hybrid blocky pepper with a compact growth habit and good leaf cover. The fruit are large, strongly four lobed, blocky, show very little purpling and ripen to a uniform glossy red. Fruit set is concentrated, resulting in high first pick yields. Excellence has high resistance to Tobacco mosaic (TMV), Cucumber mosaic (CMV) and Potato Y (PVY). Excellence is recommended for open field production, but can also be trellised using the “Spanish” method under protection.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • As fruit set is concentrated, we suggest that flowers of the 1st and 2nd bottom splits are removed to allow the plant to maintain a good balance between leaf cover, fruit load and roots
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: EXCELLENCE
KIND: F1 hybrid pepper (Capsicum L.)
TYPE: Blocky, California Wonder type
MATURITY: Early
FRUIT DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10 x 10 cm (app. 250 g)
FRUIT SHAPE: Blocky
FRUIT WALL: Thick
SMOOTHNESS: Smooth surface with medium deep lobes, shoulders and blossom end
FRUIT COLOUR: Dark green turning glossy red
PLANT TYPE: Compact
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
High resistance: Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)and Potato Y virus (PVY)
PRODUCTION: Under protection (shade net) and open field
POPULATION GUIDE:
Open field: 30 000 – 35 000 plants per ha
Under protection: 3.6 – 4.82 stems per m²
USE: Bulk packaging
SPECIAL FEATURES: Uniformly blocky, large fruit and ideal for open field production without trellising