GALIANO, Top Seeds pepper that beats the spanish cold

Thanks to the plant’s low-temperature resistance, the bright red variety delivers top yields and quality even this year
April 1, 2021
GALIANO, Top Seeds pepper that beats the spanish cold

Top Seeds International’s pepper variety recommended for medium-late transplanting, has successfully resisted the record-breaking cold that hit Spain in early January. The low temperatures caused considerable head-aches for growers, whose crops were under severe risk.

A problem that did not affect growers of Galiano, pepper with medium-sized blocky-shaped fruit and a bright red colour. This variety’s ability to overcome the cold con-ditions derives from several different characteristics: first and foremost, its strong root system, its medium internode and the plant’s vigour allows to extend its pro-duction cycle. What’s more, the easy-setting flowers also showed excellent re-sistance to even the challenging temperatures. Last but not least, the good cracking resistance ensures crack-free fruit of impeccable quality.

“Due to the freezing temperatures,” Ángel Pelegrina, Top Seeds Ibérica Coun-try Manager, explained, “many growers found their production cycles ended earlier than expected.


However, Galiano kept cropping without a break in spite of the severe weather conditions, without decrease in fruit quality, proving its worth as one of the varieties with fewest complaints in the destination markets and coun-tries.” In fact, Galiano is particularly ideal for export thanks to its excellent shelf life.
“What’s more, the various cooperatives’ quality control rankings show very high success rates,” Mr. Pelegrina concluded, “making this variety a benchmark for me-dium-cycle pepper growers in the province of Almería”.
In addition, this variety, for mid-July to early August transplanting, has impressive cropping flexibility, allowing the number of pickings to be optimised to save labour.
Peppers, the complete Top Seeds International range
Galiano is just one representative of the Top Seeds International pepper portfolio, which comprises more Blocky pepper varieties such as Top Arrod, which is the same colour, features slightly flattened globe-shaped fruit, high yields and good flesh thickness. and Top Arnon, for medium-early transplanting. Top Rommem, on the other hand, is an attractive yellow colour: ideal for late transplanting, this variety has L-XL sized fruit with 4 clearly defined lobes. Ruiseñor, another yellow variety, offers high yields and is suitable for late growing. 

Top Seeds International is an international company specializing in research and marketing of innovative hybrid varieties of high-quality vegetables. Founded in Israel in 2003, it operates worldwide through companies in Spain, Italy and Mexico. Since May 2017, Top Seeds International has been owned by the group Mitsui & Co Ltd.
The company’s aim is to guarantee high yields and excellent-tasting fruit by selecting varieties with genetic re-sistance to a wide range of diseases. Through continuous field research, the company’s geneticists, agronomists and technicians select the best varieties of many different vegetable species in terms of resilience and profita-bility, including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, aubergines, melons and watermelons. The company works closely with its customers in developing innovative varieties and concepts with the aim of meeting all their needs.

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