Pepper Momentum


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Characteristics of “Momentum” Sweet Pepper:

  • Type: Blocky, California Wonder type
  • Maturity: Early
  • Fruit Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 10 cm (approx. 180 – 220 g)
  • Fruit Shape: Very uniform blocky
  • Fruit Wall: Thick
  • Smoothness: Smooth surface with shallow lobes
  • Fruit Colour: Dark green turning bright red
  • Plant Type: Medium compact

Outstanding Qualities:

  • Ideal for Open Field Production: Well-adapted for open field cultivation.
  • Fruit Quality: Uniformly blocky, bright red fruit suitable for pre-packing and bulk packaging.
  • Yield Potential: High yield with concentrated fruit set, resulting in high first pick yields.
  • Disease Resistance: High resistance to Bacterial Leaf Spot, Tobacco mosaic virus, and others. Intermediate resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus and Phytophthora.
  • Long Growing Season Yield: Maintains good yield throughout a long growing season.

Special Varietal Requirements:

  • Trellising for Open Field Production: Medium compact plant suggests trellising for support in open field cultivation.
  • Flower Management: Suggested removal of flowers from the 1st and 2nd bottom splits due to concentrated fruit set.

Other Details:

  • Production: Open field cultivation
  • Population Guide: Open field: 30,000 – 35,000 plants per hectare
  • Use: Suitable for both pre-packing and bulk packaging

In summary, “Momentum” sweet pepper is an early-maturing F1 hybrid with a blocky shape, thick walls, and uniform, dark green fruits that ripen to bright red. Its outstanding qualities include high yield potential, disease resistance, and suitability for open field cultivation, particularly in pre-packing and bulk packaging scenarios. The plant’s medium compact nature benefits from trellising, and managing flower sets is recommended due to concentrated fruit set.


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