When it comes to cultivating peppers, there’s a lot of determination that comes from all of us at Seminis®. Each day our growers and breeders work collectively to look for the best ways to provide our customers with products that meet their expectations for appearance and taste.
It’s this commitment we put behind our crops that makes our bell peppers so unique. Combine that with our experience in breeding innovation and the end result is high-quality pepper varieties that harness the full potential of X10R®.
So how exactly does X10R® work?
X10R® gives each plant the power to protect itself by specifically targeting Bacterial leaf spot disease without damaging the plant’s own cells. “XR” refers to races of Bacterial leaf spot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria) in peppers. Similarly, Seminis® offers pepper products with different levels of protection:
Interestingly enough, X10R® was discovered through traditional plant breeding and was developed by our renowned breeders through screening thousands of parental lines and hybrids over many years and across different geographies. This breeding innovation serves as the industry-leading disease resistance package, offering our growers the best comprehensive defense against Bacterial leaf spot. Future products also have the potential to provide an even greater disease package by adding resistance to Phytophthora capsici and even powdery mildew.
As our constant quest to think of our future generations, throughout time our team of experts successfully incorporated X10R® in our seasonal peppers grown all over the Southeast U.S., with the goal in mind of bringing you the best quality, disease resistance and yield potential products we could offer.
Get to know some of our most popular X10R® pepper varieties below and see which one best matches your harvest needs!
To learn more about our full variety of pepper seeds with X10R® and get to know other solutions we offer in our pepper portfolio, please visit /products/pepper-x10r-technology/.
Antebellum (with X10R®) is a dark green, blocky bell pepper hybrid with a great disease package. Antebellum offers outstanding fruit size, yield potential and fruit smoothness. It produces deep blocky, anthocyaninless fruits with a relative maturity of 73–75 days. Antebellum has intermediate resistance to Tomato spotted wilt virus. It can be targeted for all seasons. To learn more, please click here.
PS 09942815 (with X10R®) is a green to red blocky, anthocyaninless sweet pepper hybrid. Fruit are large and slightly elongated with 3 to 4 lobes. PS 09942815 has high resistance to Tobamovirus race 0 and intermediate resistance to Bacterial leaf spot races 0–10, as well as Tomato spotted wilt virus. For more information, please click here.
A mid-sized hybrid, PS 09979325 (with X10R®) bell pepper produces green maturing to red fruit, targeted to the Southeast U.S. market. PS 09979325 can adapt to different planting conditions, working well in warm temperatures of fall and spring. With good size, shape, uniformity and color, the plants produce a high, concentrated set of firm, dark green, blocky fruit roughly 74 days after transplant. It has high resistance to Tobamovirus race 0 and intermediate resistance to Bacterial leaf spot races 0–10. To learn more, please click here.
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