A pepper with striking black and red fruit colour combination

Capsicum annuum Mamba-Red F1 – photo: Fleuroselect

Capsicum annuum Mamba-Red F1 – photo: Fleuroselect

Capsicum annuum Mamba-Red F1 is one of the five candidates for the FleuroStar contest for this year’s introduction with the highest visual impact at point of sale: the variety with the Wow Factor. Fleuroselect, the international organization for the ornamental plant industry will announce the 2017 FleuroStar Winner on Thursday 15th June during the European FlowerTrials.
Fleuroselect describes Mamba-Red F1 as a pepper with a striking black and red fruit colour combination. “That’s the new pepper Mamba-Red F1. This innovative pepper plant with ‘Halloween look’ from Dutch breeder Prudac displays an upgrowing plant habit with a strong central stem and limited branching reaching approx. 80 cm tall and 30 cm wide. The upright-growing glossy, fleshy fruits turn from a trendy black to a luscious red when ripening and have a mild spicy taste. After harvesting, the plant continues to grow.”
This Pepper should be easy to cultivate and needs no pinching. Its fruits do not fall of during transport and it can be sold young meaning less time at the grower.
Prudac positions itself as a breeding company focussed on the crossroad of products; a limited range with ‘ornamental refreshments’.
[Read more about the FleuroStar here].
Capsicum annuum Mamba-Red F1 – photo: Fleuroselect

Capsicum annuum Mamba-Red F1 – photo: Fleuroselect