CITRINE F1 HYBRID SWEET PEPPER

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • VERY LARGE, BLOCKY FRUIT
  • EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL
  • DARK GREEN FRUIT TURNING TO BRIGHT YELLOW

Citrine is a dark green to bright yellow, early maturing blocky type sweet pepper with a high yield potential. Citrine has a very high percentage large first grade fruit when grown under moderate temperatures. Fruit are uniform and have thick fruit walls. Plants are medium compact and have short internodes. Citrine has a high resistance to Pepper mild mottle race 1 and 2 (PMMoV1.2). Mature green fruit are dark green which makes it perfect for high quality green picking especially in the open field. Citrine has an excellent yield potential for a yellow variety.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Although Citrine has a medium compact plant, trellising in the open field is suggested as fruit quality and yield can be improved significantly
  • The best quality fruit is formed under moderate temperature conditions and good ventilation
  • Yellow peppers require more iron (Fe) than red ones, especially in winter

CHARACTERISTIC*: CITRINE
KIND: F1 hybrid pepper (Capsicum L.)
TYPE: Blocky, California Wonder type
MATURITY: Early
FRUIT DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11 x 11 cm (app. 220 – 260 g)
FRUIT SHAPE: Short blocky – blocky
FRUIT WALL: Thick
SMOOTHNESS: Smooth surface with medium shallow lobes. Shoulders can be medium deep.
FRUIT COLOUR: Dark green turning to bright yellow
PLANT TYPE: Medium compact
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
High resistance: Pepper mild mottle virus race 1 and 2 (PMMoV1.2)
PRODUCTION: Under protection and open field
POPULATION GUIDE:
Open field: 30 000 – 35 000 plants per ha
Under protection: 3.6 – 4.8 stems per m²
USE: Pre-packing and bulk packaging
SPECIAL FEATURES: Large fruit which turn from dark green to bright yellow