Dalman, Nathan and Poppe, Steve, "Evaluation of Bell Pepper Cultivars With and Without Resistance to Bacterial Leaf Spot and Phytophthora, West Central Minnesota" (2021). Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. Paper 32.
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bell pepper, resistance, bacterial leaf spot, phytophthora, minnesota
Bacterial leaf spot (BLS) and Phytophthora (PHY) diseases are a common problem for Minnesota bell pepper producers and if not detected and treated early enough, these diseases can kill the plants. There are cultivars that have resistance to these particular diseases but these cultivars must maintain yields similar to traditional cultivars in order to be desired by producers and buyers. Our goal was to determine any differences in performance between cultivars with and without resistance. Yield, fruit size and number of fruit per plant were the evaluated characteristics.