Yield of Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum) Cultivars in Northwestern Puerto Rico

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Serrano Pérez, A. C. (1977). Yield of Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum) Cultivars in Northwestern Puerto Rico. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 61(1), 90–99. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v61i1.10483


Ten sweet pepper cultivars were tested to determine their yield potential in north western Puerto Rico. Nine plantings were made from September 1970 to July 1972 using both transplant and direct seeding methods. Puerto Rico Wonder (bell type) and Blanco del País (condiment type) outyielded similar cultivars in all cases. They are well adapted to the environmental conditions of northwestern Puerto Rico. The best time for direct seeding appears to be January through April, while June is best for transplanting. Direct seeding is recommended because planting can be mechanized, setbacks avoided, and better yields harvested earlier. These two cultivars were reevaluated against Yolo Wonder Y and Cubanelle, using the direct seeding method. Six plantings were made from August 29, 1972, to June 6, 1973. The results confirmed previous findings.


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