Rhemus

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Rhemus

A sweet pepper hybrid with TMV and TSWV resistance on a medium size plant

• Uniform blocky fruit, with very thick walls
• More compact plant with good leaf cover
• Unique disease resistance package
• Highly adaptable to various climatic conditions

Type:

A hybrid sweet pepper turning from dark green to deep red on maturity. Suitable for open field production and cultivation under protection.

Maturity:

Approximately 75 - 80 days to first pick in summer plantings. The period to first pick can vary considerably depending on the season.

Plant Characteristics:

RHEMUS has a medium plant habit with large leaves protecting fruit against sun damage. The hybrid could be grown un trellised, but should rather be trellised to 2 wires to ensure optimal yield and fruit quality.

Fruit Characteristics:

RHEMUS has an average fruit mass of between 180 - 200 grams. Fruit shape is large blocky, on average 10 cm long and 10 cm wide. Quality of the bull-nosed fruit (4 lobes) is very good, with a very smooth and glossy skin. RHEMUS has thick walls with excellent shelf life even when picked at a deep red colour. RHEMUS has a very high pack out percentage.

Plant Population:

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.

Disease Resistance:

HR: Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV strain 0), Bacterial Leaf Spot (Strain 1, 2, 3)
IR: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV)

Climate Requirements:

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:

RHEMUS has very high fruit setting and strong plants. Fruits are uniform with large size and very thick walls. The hybrid has a very high yield potential and harvested an average of 19 tons/ha on the first pick in a recent commercial planting.