An open pollinated sweet pepper with large blocky fruit on a vigorous plant
• Uniform blocky fruit, with medium walls
• Vigorous plant with good canopy, protects against sunburn
• Proved variety of well shaped fruits
• Ability to set fruit under varying climatic conditions
A open pollinated sweet pepper turning from dark green to deep red on maturity. Suitable for open field production.
Approximately 75 - 80 days to first pick in summer plantings. The period to first pick can vary considerably depending on the season.
JUPITER have a vigorous plant with good leaf cover preventing sun damage to the fruit. Although not essential JUPITER should be trellised to 2 wires to ensure optimal yield and fruit quality.
JUPITER have an average fruit mass of 170 grams. Fruit shape is large blocky, on average 10 cm long and 10 cm wide. Quality of the bull-nosed fruit (3 - 4 lobes) is very good, with a very smooth and glossy skin.
Open Field: The plant height will vary between 80 - 120 cm. A tramline support system of 1 - 2 wires is essential to ensure a higher percentage marketable fruit especially if plants are carrying a heavy fruit load. Plant population should be around 20,000 - 30,000 plants per hectare.
Tunnel Production: Removal of the first flower will improve the plant growth, yield and quality of the fruit. A plant density of 2 plants per square meter is optimal. They should be pruned to 2-3 stems per plant.
HR: Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV strain 0).
Sweet 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:
JUPITER is well known in the industry to be adaptable and stable standard variety in many markets.