Evaluating the effects of production system and cultivar on the development of silvering in bell pepper fruit

Project Overview

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2007: $9,860.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: New Jersey
Project Leader:
Nancy Maxwell
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Andy Wyenandt
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Wesley Kline
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: peppers


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal abstract:

    Phytophthora-resistant bell peppers are one of the most widely grown vegetable crops grown in southern New Jersey and the Northeast. In recent years, the development of 'silvering' or skin separation in fruit has been associated with Phytophthora-tolerance in bell pepper. Research has shown that the more tolerant a pepper cultivar is to Phytophthora blight, the more likely its fruit develop silvering.The type of production system in which bell peppers are produced may also influence the development of 'silvering' in fruit.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    The objectives of this study are to examine the effects of four different production systems and 5 bell peppers cultivars with varying or no tolerance to Phytophthora blight on the development of 'silvering' or skin separation in fruit.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.