Fenix proposes a new grafting for sweet peppers crops, which improves the quality of the fruits. We’re talking about Pepperstorm F1, a sweet pepper intraspecific hybrid (Capsicum annuum L. X Capsicum anuum L.) characterized by the strong, productive push it brings to the plant. It can suit with different sweet pepper varieties, and it is particularly suggested for Autumn-Winter transplants: it overcomes well stress due to weather conditions, and it brings a positive influence on the quality of fruits, increasing peel thickness considerably.
Pepperstorm F1 maintains unaltered shape and color, brilliance, and quality of the fruits of the scion
Thanks to the intraspecific naturePepperstormguarantees high and uniform germinability when sowed (in nurseries) and high yield at the graft. Between the main features, the Phytophthora capsici resistance, the root rot agent, and harmful phytopathogen are the reason for wilting and rot in sweet peppers.
Why choosing sweet pepper grafting
Pepperstorm F1, with its features, corresponds perfectly with the philosophy that Fenix wants to bring on the field with the use of intraspecific hybrids as the key to overcoming several disaffinities of grafted plants. These ones become increasingly necessary year after year, especially within protected crops when it is more difficult to find and apply an efficient rounding. So the repeating of the same species or family is the reason for the multiplication of dangerous pathogens like the root rot for the sweet pepper.
On the left, grafting on Pepperstorm F1 is very homogeneous; on the right commercial variety witness
Despite the growing need to graft crops today, a major limitation to the spread of grafting on peppers was the poor affinity between the two points (rootstock and graft) both in rooting and especially in production yield: the latter in grafted plants was often very depressed so as not to make convenient the additional cost of the grafted plant. But today, Pepperstorm F1 opens new possibilities for grafting on this species thanks to its ability to increase productivity while protecting the plant from telluric pathogens.
What about Pepperstorm behavior?
Pepperstorm F1 behavior in the field is so good that it lets the plant face a long cultivation cycle, ensuring strong vigor and high growing uniformity. Moreover, this presence leads to the achievement of the same or even higher yield compared to not grafted plants. This is due to an improved continuity of fruit settings and a much thicker peel of the fruit, which become then more consistent and heavier.
Surveys carried out on bullhorn bell pepper fruits have shown that Pepperstorm F1 tends to thicken the fruit wall both compared to other rootstocks and to frank plants
Pepperstorm F1 showed an excellent affinity with the main varieties on the market belonging both to the Lamuyo and Horn typologies, long and middle while keeping the original organoleptic and color features of each typology of sweet pepper.
Intra-specific hybrid for autumn-winter transplants characterized by a strong, productive boost to the plant. It fits well with different typologies of peppers allowing the plant to successfully overcome winter stress.
It has a positive influence on the quality of fruits, increasing the thickness of walls considerably.
IR: Bw, Phy – pedal gangrene of pepper
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