You’ll need extra bacon for wrapping jalapeño poppers if using the jumbo-sized Unicron. At an average length of 5″, it is now, perhaps the largest jalapeño on the market. The fruits are also crack and check resistant. Unicron is well-suited for warm and cool climates and delivers vigorous plants with good leaf cover, which is required for this heavy-setting variety. It provides an excellent disease package, including to bacterial leaf spot and Phytophthora. Its Scoville rating checks in at a comfortable 5,000 units- not too hot, not too mild. 85 days to maturity.
|Cylindrical to Blunt, Jumbo
|Dark Green to Red
|HG Market Segment
|Mail Order, Farm Market, Bedding Plant Growers
|Relative Scoville Rating
|HR: Xspp: 0-3, 7, 8 / Tm: 0 \\ IR: Mi, Pc
|Days to Maturity from Transplant
Disease Codes – Pepper
|Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria
|Cucumber mosaic cucumovirus
|Pepper mild mottle
|Pepper mild mottle tobamovirus
|Pepper mottle potyvirus
|Phytophthora root rot
|Potato Y potyvirus
|Tobacco etch potyvirus
|Tobacco mosaic tobamovirus
|Tomato mosaic tobamovirus
|Tomato spotted wilt
|Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus
HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.
IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.
T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.