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Yield of field grown sweet pepper depending on cultivars and growing conditions

Janina Gajc-Wolska, Henryk Skąpski

Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants
Warsaw Agricultural University
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa, Poland
e-mail: gajc@alpha.sggw.waw.pl

Evaluation of new Polish cultivars of sweet pepper - ‘Maja F1’, ‘Klara F1’, ‘Roberta F1’, and ‘Marta’, compared with ‘Iga’ using low tunnels with perforated PE foil, nonwoven PP, and control treatment, were made during the period 1999-2001. The plants were grown on plots mulched with black PE foil, covers being used during the first four weeks after field setting. New F1 cvs gave a significantly higher marketable yield in comparison with standard. Also dry matter and extract content was higher in fruits of F1 hybrids. Vitamin C content was relatively high with regard to the cvs and growing method used. The introduction of new, early, and productive cultivars ‘Klara F1’, ‘Maja F1’, and ‘Roberta F1’ connected with the use of black PE mulch and plastic cover during the first month of growth permitted a satisfactory yield of high quality sweet pepper fruits in field conditions in central Poland.

Gajc-Wolska J., Skąpski H., 2002. Yield of field grown sweet pepper depending on cultivars and growing conditions. Folia Horticulturae 14/1: 95-103.