Pepper Cherokee


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Summary of Cherokee F1 Hybrid Pepper:

Outstanding Qualities:

  • Medium-Large Sized, Blocky Fruit: Develops medium to large-sized fruits with a blocky shape.
  • Dark Green Turning to Bright Red: Fruits have a smooth surface and shallow shoulders, ripening to a bright red color when mature.
  • Intermediate Resistance to TSWV: Exhibits intermediate resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV).
  • Vigorous Growth Habit: Plants demonstrate robust and vigorous growth characteristics.

Key Traits of Cherokee:

  • Type: F1 hybrid pepper (Capsicum L.)
  • Maturity: Early
  • Fruit Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 11 cm (about 200 – 250 g on two stems)
  • Fruit Shape: Blocky
  • Fruit Wall: Thick
  • Smoothness: Smooth surface and shallow shoulders
  • Fruit Colour: Dark green transitioning to bright red
  • Plant Type: Taller growth habit

Disease Reaction (Scientific):

  • High Resistance: Tobacco mosaic (TMV), Pepper mild mottle virus races 1, 2, 3 (PMMoV1, PMMoV2, PMMoV3), Bacterial leaf spot 1, 2, 3.
  • Intermediate Resistance: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV)

Special Varietal Requirements:

  • Transplanting and Flower Removal: Suggests transplanting young seedlings (at 2 true leaves) and removing flowers from the first 3 – 4 nodes for robust root system development and canopy growth, allowing for extended season production.

Production Details:

  • Suitable Production Areas: Developed for high-quality fruit production in open fields and shaded environments.
  • Population Guide: Open field: 30,000 plants per hectare; Shade net: 3.6 – 4.8 stems per square meter
  • Recommended Use: Suggested for pre-packaging due to fruit quality and intermediate TSWV resistance.
  • Special Features: High-quality fruit on vigorous plants, emphasizing intermediate resistance to TSWV.

The Cherokee F1 hybrid pepper features medium-large, blocky fruits transitioning from dark green to bright red, showcasing vigorous growth and resistance to various diseases. To optimize production, transplant young seedlings and manage flowering for robust root development and extended fruiting seasons, making it suitable for both open field and shade net cultivation, especially recommended for pre-packaging purposes.


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