Production of sweet, colored bell peppers provides an opportunity for vegetable growers to receive a price premium over non-ripened green bell peppers. Growing colored bell peppers in high tunnels enhances fruit quality and accelerates ripening. While there are benefits to high tunnel pepper production, increased heat inside the structures can lead to plant stress, blossom drop, sunscald, and reduced marketable yields. This talk will discuss results from a high tunnel study that evaluated shade cloth treatments and seven colored bell pepper cultivars for yield and fruit quality.
Wednesday5:00 pm - 5:30 pmRoom(s): Salon 3