GUARDIAN F1 HYBRID PEPPER ROOTSTOCK

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • HIGH RESISTANCE AGAINST BACTERIAL WILT, BUCKEYE FRUIT, ROOT ROT AND TWO ROOT-KNOT NEMATODES SPECIES (MI AND MJ)
  • EASY GRAFTER
  • VERY VIGOROUS ROOT SYSTEM

Guardian is a F1 hybrid pepper rootstock offering high resistance against three major root diseases; Root-knot (Mi, Mj), Buckeye fruit and root rot (Pc) and Bacterial wilt (Rs). Grafting on Guardian forms part of an integrated approach to nematode control and can facilitate high, consistent yields over a longer season compared to non-grafted plants. The strong root system has the advantage that the plants grafted on Guardian have been observed to tolerate temperature fluctuations and nutrient deficiencies better than plants on their own roots. Guardian is an easy grafter with uniform germination which makes graft planning easier and more accurate. Guardian has also high resistance against Potato Y (PVY: 1 – 2) and Tomato mosaic (ToMV).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Trial work to date has shown good compatibility with various scion varieties. However, local trials under grower conditions are encouraged
  • We recommend a soil analysis at a reputable laboratory to confirm the identity of the soil-borne pests in order to choose the best rootstock variety for the specific situation
  • Contact the area representative for more information

Description

KIND: F1 hybrid hot pepper (Capsium L.)
TYPE: Pepper rootstock (Capsium L. x Capsium L.)
PLANT VIGOUR: Very good
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
COMPATIBILITY: Good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Potato Y virus (PVY: 1 – 2), Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV), Ralstonia solanacearum (Rs), Phytophtohora capsici (Pc) and Meloidogyne javanica (Mj) and Meloidogyne incognita (Mi R1-4)