Performance of bell pepper varieties over two seasons in Southeast Florida, 2000-2002

Kenneth D. Shuler

Abstract


Three demonstration trails were conducted to evaluate promising bell pepper varieties on sandland in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, Fla. Peppers were grown on sandy soil from transplants under commercial full bed plastic mulch culture using subsurface seepage irrigation. Sixty-two different varieties were evaluated at least once. Mature green fruit were evaluated from four blocks and an additional block was reserved for the evaluation of ripening fruit as they turned red or yellow. Peppers were evaluated for yield and average fruit size. Randomly selected fruit from multiple picks were evaluated for length and width, lobe number, and bluntness at the blossom end. Ripe (colored) fruit were counted, weighed and evaluated for deformities including softness, misshapen, rot, sunburn, and stip.

Keywords


capsicum annuum; bacterial spot resistance; variety trial

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283