Following the genetic line of California pepper varieties Sidi, Goya and Van Gogh, now comes the artist revolution with Gaudí (previously CGP2223), which will be the first California pepper with high tolerance to powdery mildew and nematodes from Capital Genetic – CapGen Seeds.
Gaudí has resistance to both powdery mildew and nematodes, giving it a great competitive advantage. The robust package of resistances provided by this new pepper is a guarantee for producers in a sector where the use of active ingredients for soil disinfection is increasingly limited.
Gaudí offers maximum-quality peppers throughout the cycle. They have an attractive deep red colour and homogeneous G calibre, making it ideal for cooperatives. In addition, it is not easily broken as it resists microcracking, is free of silverines and has well-formed fruits.
“Gaudí is an interesting late variety because, despite the fact that it is a vigorous plant with continuous production, it has a fast ripening, complemented by a high tolerance to nematodes and powdery mildew,” said Joaquín Cañabate, head of bell pepper development at CapGen Seeds.
For the unveiling of Gaudí, this new pepper with high tolerance to powdery mildew and nematodes, CapGen Seeds will hold open days on January 25 and 26, so that anyone who is interested can see it first hand.
The crop will be transplanted on August 5 on a farm located on the Camino del Toril in El Ejido (Almería), near the El Plantel and Loteplant seedbeds. This will also be an opportunity to find out all the details from the technical and commercial team of CapGen Seeds about this new variety.
In addition to this new pepper, CapGen Seeds continues to develop new varieties to satisfy the needs of the field, with the new variety of short cucumber, Españolo. This variety is currently being launched, with others in very advanced stages of research. The Almerían seedhouse continues to position itself as one of the leading companies in research, development and innovation in the horticultural breeding sector.