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