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Evaluation of yield of six sweet pepper cultivars grown in an unheated foil tunnel and in the open field

Halina Buczkowska

Department of Vegetable Crops
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
Leszczyńskiego 58, 20-068 Lublin, Poland

The study was carried out in the years 1986-1988 in an unheated foil tunnel and in the open. The yield of the following cultivars was evaluated: Bryza, Jantar, Kujawianka, Monsun, Passat, and the Czechoslovakian cultivar PCR.

Full suitability for cultivation of the evaluated cultivars under foil and in the open was shown. Cultivation in an unheated tunnel gave a mean marketable yield of 4.616 kg/m2, while in the open this yield was 3.443 kg/m2. In an unheated tunnel the Czechoslovakian cultivar PCR, with a mean marketable fruit yield of 5.114 kg/m2 was the best. In the open field, the highest marketable fruit yield, 4.054 kg/m2, was obtained from the cultivar Monsun.

The investigated cultivars showed great differentiation with regard to the fruit weight, thickness of the fruit wall, and the number of fruits formed on the plant. The fruits obtained from cultivation in the open field had a higher content of dry matter and vitamin C.

Buczkowska H., 1990. Evaluation of yield of six sweet pepper cultivars grown in an unheated foil tunnel and in the open field. Folia Horticulturae II/2: 29-39.