Galiano, a pepper variety from Top Seeds International that is ideal for mid-late transplants, has successfully withstood the extreme cold weather that affected Spain in the first three weeks of January. The low temperatures wreaked havoc on agricultural companies, which saw their productions seriously jeopardized.
The weather, however, did not affect the growers of Galiano, a bright red medium-sized square-shaped pepper. This variety was able to withstand the cold due to several characteristics: its robust root system, its medium internode, and the plant's vigor, which allow it to prolong its productive cycle. This is a variety that has easy maturation. In addition, its flowering also proved it is resistant to the most severe temperatures. Furthermore, this variety has good resistance to cracking and, consequently, yields fruits of impeccable quality.
Top Seeds International's Galiano pepper.
“The harsh temperatures ended many farmers' cycle earlier than they expected. However, despite the harsh weather conditions, Galiano continued to respond without pauses and without a decrease in the quality of the fruits. It was one of the varieties with the fewest complaints presented in the markets and in the destination countries,” stated Angel Pelegrina, Country Manager of Top Seeds Iberica. Galiano is particularly suitable for export, thanks to its excellent shelf life.
"It has also reached very high success rates in the quality control classifications in various cooperatives, making it a safe bet for medium-cycle pepper producers in the province of Almeria," Pelegrina added.
In addition, this variety, which is transplanted from mid-July to early August, guarantees productive flexibility that allows optimizing the number of harvests and saving labor.
Top Seeds International's full range of peppers
Apart from the Galiano variety, Top Seeds International's range of peppers includes: Top Arrod, which is distinguished by its slightly flattened rounded shape, high yield, and the remarkable thickness of its pulp; Top Arnon, which is ideal for medium-early transplants; Top Rommem, an attractive yellow variety that has four well-defined lobes, is ideal for late transplants, and yields large or very large calibers; and the Ruiseñor variety (Nightingale), a late yellow variety that has high yields.
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