Pepper variety trial results
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Title: Pepper variety trial results
Series Title: Immokalee SWFREC Reseach Report
Physical Description: v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: University of Florida -- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Research Center (Immokalee, Fla.)
Agricultural Research & Education Center (Immokalee, Fla.)
Southwest Florida, Research and Education Center (Immokalee, Fla.)
Publisher: University of Florida, IFAS.
Place of Publication: Immokalee Florida
Creation Date: 1984
Frequency: semiannual
Subjects / Keywords: Bell pepper -- Varieties -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Bell pepper -- Field experiments -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
Issuing Body: Issued by the Agricultural Research Center in Imokalee, Fla., which changed its name to the Agricultural Research & Education Center and later to the Southwest Florida, Research and Education Center.
General Note: Description based on: Spring 1982; title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Spring 1987.
General Note: Two issues per year, one in the spring and another in either the fall or winter.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 62677051
lccn - 2005229343
System ID: UF00074333:00005

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Immokalee AREC Research Report IMM84-4 August, 1984


Paul H. Everett and Karen A. Armbre L.rA.S.-Univ. Of !,:l .

A replicated field trial was conducted at the Agricultural Research and
Education Center, Immokalee, Florida during the spring season (Feb.-May 1984)
to evaluate the performance of 14 pepper cultivars and/or breeding lines.
Table 1 shows the list of entries and corresponding seed sources used in this


All entries were seeded in ToddR planter trays #150 (1.5 inch cell size)
on December 22, 1983, and were transplanted to field plots on February 8, 1984.
Field plots were arranged in a randomized complete block design with four
replications of each entry. Each plot consisted of 22 plants in a double row
with 8 inches between plants and 12 inches between rows on raised plant beds
spaced 6 feet apart. Plant beds were irrigated with an open ditch seep system
with lateral ditches spaced 41.5 feet apart. There were 5 plant beds between
lateral ditches. Reported yields are based on 7260 linear bed feet (LBF). On
January 9, all plots were fertilized with 5-16-8-1.2 + micronutrients at 6.9
lb/100 LBF spread in a 30 inch band on a pre-bed then bedded over to a depth
of 4 inches. Due to a delay caused by light rain the beds were fertilized with
19-0-30 at 13.8 lb/100 LBF on January 11. The 19-0-30 fertilizer was banded on
each shoulder of the finished bed 9 inches from the plant rows. The finished
bed was then fumigated with VorlexR at 21 ounces/100 LBF and then mulched with
black plastic film. Total amount of fertilizer N and K20 were 3.0 and 4.7 pounds
per 100 LBF, respectively. A maintenance application of 1.1 pounds of P205 per
100 LBF was included in the fertilizer program. On the basis of 7,260 LBF per
acre the N-P205-K20 fertilizer was 215-80-340 pounds, respectively. Fruit were
harvested on May 14 and May 22, 1984. At each harvest fruit were counted,
weighed and graded into marketable or cull fruit. The general weather
conditions during this trial are shown in Table 2.


Table 3 shows the marketable yields for each of the 14 entries. First
harvest yields ranged from a high of 2154 bushels/7260 LBF for 'Melody', which
was significantly higher in yield than all but one other entry, to a low of 1148
bushels/7260 LBF for 'Valley Giant' which was significantly lower in yield than

1Professor and Biologist, respectively, IFAS, University of Florida
Agricultural Research & Education Center, Immokalee, Florida 33934

11 of the other 13 entries. Statistically equal to 'Melody' (2154 bushels/7260 LBF)
was 'Bell Tower' at 1905 bushels/7260 LBF. 'Bell Tower' ranked second highest
in yield but was significantly higher in yield than only 3 of the remaining
12 entries. Yields from all entries were statistically equal at the second
harvest. The second harvest yields ranged from a high of 440 bushels/7260 LBF
for 'Greene Belle' to a low of 139 bushels/7260 LBF for 'Melody'. Although
'Melody' had the lowest yield for the second harvest, it had the highest total
marketable yield in this trial at 2297 bushels/7260'LBF. 'Melody' was not
statistically different from 'Bell Tower' (2130 bushels/7260 LBF), 'Liberty
Belle' (2115 bushels/7260 LBF), 'Bell Captain' (2115 bushels/7260 LBF), 'Greene
Belle' (2087 bushels/7260 LBF), 'Gator Belle' (2012 bushels/7260 LBF), and
XPH 5017 (1976 bushels/7260 LBF).

In the first harvest, four entries that were statistically equal in fruit
size, had significantly larger fruit than the remaining 10 entries (Table 4).
Ranking highest in average fruit size was 'Bell Captain' (7.2 oz/fr), followed
by P1000 (7.2 oz/fr), 'Jupiter' (6.9 oz/fr), and 'Melody' (6.8 oz/fr). In the
second harvest 'Melody' (5.3 oz/fr) ranked significantly higher in average
fruit weight than the remaining 13 entries.

The percentage fruit at first harvest with 3 or 4 lobes is shown in Table 4.
'Skipper' had the highest percentage of fruit with 4 lobes. Two varieties,
'Bell Captain' and 'Jupiter', had 3 lobed fruit that were blocky and were
considered as good in overall appearance as the 4 lobed fruit. The multiple
lobed fruit of P1000 were considered to have a good overall appearance.

Table 5 shows the wall thickness and length to diameter ratio of first
harvest fruit from the 14 entries in this trial.

Table 1. Entries and Seed Sources

Cultivar or
breeding line Type Seed Source

Melody Fl Hybrid Asgrow Seed Company
Bell Tower F1 Hybrid Sluis & Groot
Liberty Belle Fl Hybrid Abbott & Cobb
Bell Captain F1 Hybrid Petoseed
Greene Belle Fj Hybrid Abbott & Cobb
Gator Belle Fl Hybrid Petoseed
XPH 5017 Fl Hybrid Asgrow Seed Company
Shamrock Fl Hybrid Asgrow Seed Company
Jupiter Open Pollinated Northrup King
NVH 3052 Fl Hybrid Northrup King
P1000 F1 Hybrid Sluis & Groot
Skipper F1 Hybrid Asgrow Seed Company
Valley Giant FI Hybrid Abbott & Cobb
Early Calwonder Open Pollinated Asgrow Seed Company


Table 2. Temperatures and Rainfall. During Growing Season

Temperature F Rainfall
Month Avg. Max. Avg. Min. (inches)

Feb. 77 54 3.78
March 79 56 5.14
April 83 60 0.90
May (1-22) 88 65 3.81

Table 3. Marketable Yields for 14 Bell Pepper Cultivars or Breeding Lines

Cultivar or Harvest
Breeding Line 1st 2nd Total
----25 lb bu/7260 linear bed feet----
Melody 2154al 139a 2297a
Bell Tower 1905a-b 222a 2130a-b
Liberty Belle 1762b-c 352a 2115a-b
Bell Captain 1778b-c 333a 2115a-b
Greene Belle 1647b-c 440a 2087a-b
Gator Belle 1647b-o 364a 2012a-c
XPH 5017 1719b-c 261a 1976a-c
Shamrock 1699b-c 246a 1944b-c
Jupiter 1572b-d 356a 1925b-c
NVH 3052 1560b-d 348a 1909b-c
P1000 1580b-d 317a 1897b-c
Skipper 1394c-e 289a 1683c-d
Valley Giant 1148e 317a 1461d
Early Calwonder 1204d-e 226a 1434d

IMean separation by Duncan's multiple range test, 5% level


Table 4. Average Weight of Fruit, Number of Fruit/Bushel
Lobes/Fruit for 14 Pepper Cultivars or Breeding Lines.

and Number of

Average Wt/Fruit No Fruit/25 lb bu Lobes1
Cultivar or Harvest Harvest
Breeding Line 1st 2nd st 2nd ML3 4 3
....----oz/fruit-- .--- .--

Melody 6.8a2 5.3a 59 75 15 38 46
Bell Tower 5.8b 4.4b-c 69 91 38 31 31
Liberty Belle 5.7b 3.6c 70 111 17 21 50
Bell Captain 7.2a 4.5b 56 89 15 45 40
Greene Belle 5.8b 3.7b-c 69 108 9 27 48
Gator Belle 5.7b 4.4b-c 70 91 14 34 51
XPH 5017 5.7b 4.0b-c 70 100 17 26 52
Shamrock 5.9b 4.1b-c 68 98 34 43 23
Jupiter 6.9a 4.2b-c 58 95 42 32 26
NVH 3052 5.8b 4.0b-c 69 100 27 33 40
P1000 7.2a 4.4b-c 56 91 30 39 30
Skipper 5.5b 3.9b-c 73 103 36 48 15
Valley Giant 5.7b 4.2b-c 70 95 25 40 35
Early Calwonder 5.6b 4.1b-c 71 98 29 29 35

1ist Harvest only
2Mean separation by Duncan's Multiple Range Test, 5% level
3M1ltiple lobes, more than 4

Table 5. Type, Wall Thickness and Length to Diameter Ratio of 14 Bell
Pepper Cultivars or Breeding Lines

Cultivar or Wall Length/Diameter
Breeding Line Type Thickness (mm) ratio

Melody Fl Hybrid 4.0 1.69
Bell Tower Fl Hybrid 4.8 1.19
Liberty Belle F1 Hybrid 4.8 0.99
Bell Captain F1 Hybrid 4.8 1.19
Greene Belle F1 Hybrid 6.4 1.05
Gator Belle F1 Hybrid 4.8 1.30
XPH 5017 F1 Hybrid 3.2 1.03
Shamrock F1 Hybrid 5.6 0.90
Jupiter Open Pollinated 4.8 1.02
NVH 3052 F1 Hybrid 5.6 0.97
P1000 F1 Hybrid 6.4 1.07
Skipper Fl Hybrid 4.8 0.92
Valley Giant F1 Hybrid 4.8 0.95
Early Calwonder Open Pollinated 6.4 1.06