- Vegetables: peppers
- Production Systems: general crop production
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.