Quick reference guide
Variety Fruit colour Fruit size (cm)* Fruit shape


Maturity* Plant height* Production Disease reaction # Comments
Open field Shade net Under plastic TMV PMMoV PVY Xcv



Dark green – bright yellow 10 x 10 SB – B Early Medium compact Y Y Y   HR

(R 1, 2)

        Large, blocky fruit. Very attractive yellow fruit colour. Suitable for green picking


Dark green – glossy red 10 x 10 B Medium Medium Y Y   HR HR

(R 1,2,3)

  HR   HR Long season variety for extended season production. High quality blocky fruits
Double Up

Dark green – bright red 10 x 10 B Early Medium compact Y Y  




    IR     Widely adapted. Suitable for open field and under protection. Uniform, blocky fruit. Ripe fruit bright red

Dark green – glossy red 10 x 10 B Early Compact Y Y  


HR   HR   HR   Compact plant with good leaf cover makes it ideal for open field production. Fruit large, blocky and uniform

(Open pollinated)

Green – red 9 x 9 B – LB Medium Very  compact Y  




HR           Harvest is concentrated.  Strong plant, very adaptable. Good fruit quality for an open pollinated variety


Dark green – bright red 10 x 10 B Early Medium Y Y   HR IR IR HR IR  

Dark green – bright red 10 x 11 B Early Medium compact Y         HR HR   HR Uniform large blocky, dark green to bright red fruit and widely adapted.  Strong robust plant
Yellow Sparkler


Green – bright yellow 7-8 x 2.5 – 3.5 SP Early Medium   Y Y            

# Disease reaction key:

IR:  Intermediate resistance      HR: High resistance

Abbreviation Common disease name Pathogen name
Xcv: 1, 2, 3 Bacterial spot races 1, 2 and 3 Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria
CMV Cucumber mosaic Cucumber mosaic virus
PMMoV: 1, 2 and/or 1, 2, 3 Pepper mild mottle races 1 and 2 and/or races 1, 2 and 3 Pepper mild mottle virus
PVY Potato Y Potato Y virus
TMV Tobacco mosaic Tobacco mosaic virus
TSWV Tomato spotted wilt Tomato spotted wilt virus

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.