New bullet-type hot pepper hybrid for the fresh market
• Strong, compact bush type
• Very high pungency levels
• Attractive dark green fruits
• Very high yield potential
• Unique shape
Small bullet type hot pepper hybrid for the fresh market.
STAR 6605 is early maturing, approximately 75 - 80 days to first pick after transplanting in summer. The period to first pick can vary considerably between warm and cool season plantings.
STAR 6605 is a strong, compact, thick stemmed and productive plant with a pendant habit which is easy to harvest. No plant support (stakes) is necessary.
STAR 6605 have glossy, small green fruits turning red when fully matured. The fruits pick with the stalk or pedicle attached, and has thick fruit walls. STAR 6605 is classed as a mini bullet type with some of the highest pungency levels in the range. Fruit size will vary between 4-6cm in length x 10 - 15mm in diameter at the crown. Pods weight between 4 - 5grams.
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 6605 offers the hot pepper grower the opportunity to supply the market with consumer acceptable chilli’s of the highest quality. The variety stands out on attractiveness, quality, colour and has some of the highest pungency levels on the market to date.