Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports

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variety trials, peppers, sweet peppers, bell peppers, vegetables, Capsicum annuum


The USDA Agriculture Census for 2002 reported 225 acres of bell peppers grown in Indiana. Production is scattered across the state, with greater concentrations of farms in northern counties. Wholesale prices are highest for large, blocky peppers. Eight bell pepper cultivars were evaluated at the Pinney-Purdue Ag Center in Wanatah, Indiana. Characteristics of interest included yield, and fruit quality, size and shape.


Originally published in Midwest Vegetable Variety Trial Report for 2005. Compiled by Elizabeth T. Maynard and Christopher C. Gunter. Bulletin No. B17810. Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Office of Agricultural Research Programs, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana. December 2005.