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vegetables; capsicum; sweet pepper; variety trials


Sweet colored pepper is a very popular crop among small and medium-sized farm enterprises in Indiana. Especially farms selling to specialty markets or doing direct-to-consumer marketing. Growers always wonder which variety will work best for them. They might ask will this variety perform in my high tunnel. This paper report on a sweet pepper variety trial that was conducted during 2020 at the Purdue Student Farm, West Lafayette IN. Overall, most varieties performed well. Bell pepper variety Flavorburst was again a top contender. Midas (yellow bell pepper), however, was the best performing bell pepper variety. Tapered pepper varieties Carmen (red) and Escamillo (yellow) performed the best. These Corni di Toro pepper varieties are consistently good performers.