Sakata Debuts 3 New Eastern Bell Pepper Varieties – Gridiron, Blitz, and Touchdown
MORGAN HILL, CA - Sakata Seed America is debuting three new varieties of Eastern Bell Peppers: Gridiron, Blitz, and Touchdown, all of which have been specifically bred to thrive in Eastern regions.
The company is confident that its latest line-up delivers outstanding yield, improved returns, adaptability, disease resistance, shelf life, flavor, and satisfied customers, according to a press release. Bryan Zingel, Senior Product Development Manager for peppers, commented, “From a development perspective, emphasis is placed on features and benefits for the complete customer chain, from growers to the final customer.”
The pepper trio comes with a number of tools to assist the grower with the cultivation of these exciting new varieties:
- The Bell Pepper Specifications “At-a-Glance” Chart is a great tool for use on and off of the field
- IFAS “Scorecard” provides year-round trial results for the peppers in Eastern regions
- Video: In the Field with Bryan Zingel – Bryan Zingel showcases the three heavy-hitting varieties
- Eastern Bell Pepper Bulletin – Pathology report and column by pepper-industry expert Kevin Ratchford
Sakata Ornamentals is also introducing its new varieties for 2015, including the Proud Mari series and new colors for its celebrated SunPatiens® Spreading and Compact series.
“We’re so excited to present our new Ornamentals for 2015,” said Ron Garofalo, Senior Sales Manager. “Here at Sakata, our passion is breeding high-performing and gorgeous flowers that are appealing all the way though the supply chain, and highly distinguished by their beauty and superior quality.”