Sweet colored pepper is a very lucrative crop grown mostly for direct-to-consumer markets. Using high tunnels for the production of vegetables has become very popular. It allows growers to extend their production season, protect their crop against severe environmental conditions, and produce high yielding crops of exceptional quality. Sweet colored peppers can yield well in the protected conditions of an unheated high tunnel, but information is lacking on region specific performance of varieties that are adapted for high tunnel production. This presentation will explore the performance of ten colored sweet pepper varieties (bell and tapered) produced in a high tunnel at the Purdue Student Farm, West Lafayette IN.
Thursday9:30 am - 10:00 amRoom(s): Salon 3