Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

High Tunnel Colored Pepper Production

Authors: Henry G. Taber (Iowa State University) , Nicholas P. Howell (Iowa State University) , Bernard J. Havlovic (Iowa State University)

  • High Tunnel Colored Pepper Production

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    High Tunnel Colored Pepper Production

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Abstract

Bell pepper varieties developed for unique fruit color characteristics were evaluated as part of the high tunnel project. Previous evaluation of six colored pepper varieties at the Armstrong Research Farm, Lewis, IA and the Horticulture Research Station, Ames, IA in 2007 indicated only Tequila (green to purple) developed full color for commercial production. The major problem seems to be the high daytime temperatures in the tunnel as well as outdoor field production, which produced a high level of rots. Generally, bell peppers take 45 to 55 days from pollination to green market maturity and an additional 15 days to the red stage (70 days total).

Keywords: Horticulture

How to Cite:

Taber, H. G. & Howell, N. P. & Havlovic, B. J., (2009) “High Tunnel Colored Pepper Production”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2008(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2009
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