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The estimation of the yield and content of some chemical compounds in the fruits of chosen hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) cultivars

Marian Orłowski*, Monika Grzeszczuk**, Dorota Jadczak*

**Department of Vegetable Crops
**Agricultural University in Szczecin
**Janosika 8, 71-424 Szczecin, Poland
**Department of Processing and Storage of Plant Raw Materials
**Agricultural University in Szczecin
**Słowackiego 17, 71-434 Szczecin, Poland
**e-mail: mgrzeszczuk@agro.ar.szczecin.pl

The yield and some ingredient content in the fruits of hot pepper cultivars (‘Tajfun’, ‘Cyklon’, ‘Beros’) were estimated. The yield of physiologically mature fruits obtained from ‘Cyklon’ and ‘Beros’ was significantly higher in comparison with ‘Tajfun’. The content of dry matter, soluble solids, vitamin C, total and reducing sugars and titratable acidity was significantly higher for the physiologically mature fruits in comparison with fully grown green fruits of hot pepper. Among the tested cultivars the highest nutritive value was found for ‘Cyklon’ and ‘Beros’ fruits.

Orłowski M., Grzeszczuk M., Jadczak D., 2004. The estimation of the yield and content of some chemical compounds in the fruits of chosen hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) cultivars. Folia Horticulturae 16/2: 11-16.