Sakata Scores with the Introduction of Three New Bell Peppers for the East…
and the Tools to Support Grower Success

Morgan Hill, January 2015 – Sakata Seed America has introduced three new varieties of Eastern Bell Peppers expected to please growers and consumers alike.  The three players – Gridiron, Blitz and Touchdown have been specifically bred to thrive in Eastern regions, and are sure to be a top draft pick. 

Always striving for innovation, Sakata’s team of experts and analysts have been hard at work creating a line of bell peppers for the East with outstanding yield, adaptability, disease resistance, shelf life and flavor, and are proud to present their winning line-up. “From a development perspective, emphasis is placed on features and benefits for the complete customer chain, from growers to the final customer,” states Bryan Zingel, Senior Product Development Manager for peppers. Grower friendly, the bells deliver improved returns and satisfied customers.

Sakata is not only known for their genetics, but for their focus on providing service and support to the grower, as well.  In true form, the release of the pepper trio comes equipped with a number of tools to assist the grower with the cultivation of these exciting new peppers and help ensure sustainable returns.

Helpful Tools for Growers


For more information about Eastern Peppers, including a pathology report and column by pepper-industry expert Kevin Ratchford, growers can also download the Eastern Bell Pepper Bulletin.





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