The hot pepper hybrid with very high yields that have stood the test of time.
• Ability to set fruit under difficult climatic conditions
• Strong upright plants
• Medium green pods with high pungency levels
• Highly attractive to consumers
Hot pepper hybrid in the Thai type class for the fresh market.
STAR 6604 is medium maturing, approximately 75 - 85 days to first pick after transplanting in summer. The period to first pick can vary considerably between warm and cool season plantings.
STAR 6604 is a large, vigorous, thick stemmed and productive plant with a pendant habit which is easy to harvest. No plant support (stakes) is necessary.
STAR 6604 have glossy, medium green fruit turning red when fully matured. The fruit pick with the stalk or pedicel attached, and has medium to thick fruit walls. STAR 6604 fruit are thick walled, tapered and have very high pungency levels. Fruit size will vary between 5 - 7 cm in length x 10 - 13 mm in diameter at the crown. Pods weight between 4 - 6 grams. Wall thickness will around 4 mm.
A plant population of 25,000 - 35,000 plants per hectare is optimal. A “tramline” (double-row per bed) system, with a walkway of 1 m between every second row is advisable. Plants should have a 500 mm in-row and 600 mm between-row spacing.
A general good field tolerance to leaf diseases could be expected.
Hot peppers are frost susceptible and can be grown under a certain range of climatic conditions. These conditions can vary from moderate, cool climates to hotter, subtropical regions. It is important to note that even distribution of heat units is a key requirement for optimal production.
Features & Benefits:
STAR 6604 have over the years offered the hot pepper grower the opportunity to supply the market with consumer acceptable chilli’s of the highest quality. The variety has stood the test of time and became a house hold name in the industry.