A jalapeno-type hot pepper hybrid with attractive shape and large size
• Vigorous, strong upright plants
• Attractive, shiny dark green pods with thick fruit walls
• Excellent flavour and taste
• Unique disease resistance package
• Highly adaptable
Hot pepper hybrid in the Jalapeno type class for the fresh market.
TACANA is a medium maturing, approximately 75 - 80 days to first pick after transplanting in summer. The period to first pick may vary considerably between warm and cool season plantings.
TACANA is a medium to large, vigorous, thick stemmed and productive plant with a pendant habit making it easy to harvest. No plant support (stakes) is necessary.
TACANA have smooth and glossy, dark green fruit turning red when fully matured. The fruit pick with the stalk or pedicel attached, and has very thick fruit walls. TACANA has very large triangle shaped fruit with blunt ends and high pungency levels. Fruit size will vary between 10 - 13 cm in length x 20 - 30 mm diameter at the crown. Pods weigh between 20 - 35 grams. Wall thickness will vary between 6 - 8 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.
HR: Xcv: 1-3
IR: TMV and PVY
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:
TACANA offer the hot pepper grower the opportunity to supply the market with consumer acceptable chilli’s of the highest quality. The variety is highly sought after in markets because of is attractive shape, size and colour.