Hoidal, Natalie; Rohwer, Charlie; Pesch, Ryan; Cala, Rodrigo; García, Javier; Bernabe Suarez, Griselda; and García Loyo, Fernando Alejandro, "Chile pepper variety evaluation and profitability analysis at three farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin, 2022" (2023). Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. Paper 248.
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Chili, chile, hot pepper, yield
Latino fresh market vegetable farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are interested in growing hot peppers for local markets, both for fresh and dried pepper sales. This variety trial is the third and final trial of a 3 year project. We trialed 14 varieties of peppers representing jalapeño, serrano, habanero, poblano, and “other” types. The varieties included the top varieties from 2020 and 2021, alongside new varieties. We measured yield, fruit size, and Scoville heat units. In addition to the variety trial, we conducted an enterprise analysis to determine the profitability of hot pepper production in the Upper Midwest.