Malga, our variety characterized by an excellent re-flowering capacity, already established in the Verona area, in particular in out-of-ground crops.
Compact and vigorous plant, with bright leaves of intense green color. The Fruit has a very regular, conical and elongated shape; the color is bright red, has a good consistency of the pulp. Sometimes sensitive surface, particularly in conditions of high night temperature (greater than 18 ° C).
In optimal cultivation conditions the fruit has excellent organoleptic characteristics, which can also be obtained in different climatic conditions, which however can be considerably reduced in cases of excessive production or high temperatures.
Best cultivation conditions:
Temperature: minimum 12 max 24
Soil: Fertile and well-drained soils
Compare with other common day neutral varieties (UC Davis varieties Portola, Monterey, Sanandreas), Malga is the stronger day Neutral.
Frigo plants are planted in Verona, around July 15th. All the dormant flowers will be remove to built the plants and the root system. One month after transplanting we start to see the day neutral flowers and the production can start 65-70 days after transplanting.
Portola need at least 90 days, other day neutral varieties 100 and more.
The first potential hield from september till november is around 400 grams / plant.
Than, this variety go in dormant period, and start flowering the following spring, reaching a first production from end of April (with dormant flowers that must be managed, cutting the earlier blooming) and a second production in June.
Potential production in spring period is around 7-800 grams / plant.