Variety Testing Program: Peppers
Evaluate yield and horticultural characteristics of pepper varieties for the Florida
In 2008-2009, Florida was the leader in bell pepper in the USA with 19,000 acres
in production of which 65% is located in Palm Beach County and with a farm gate
value of $277 million. Bell pepper yields have been increased dramatically recently
due to continued introduction of new varieties resistant to bacterial spot. Therefore,
variety trials were conducted in multiple locations (Palm Beach and Collier) and
multiple seasons (winter and spring) in cooperation with David Sui (Palm Beach County
Extension Services), Eugene McAvoy (Hendry County Extension Service) and Richard
- McAvoy, E. and M. Ozores-Hampton. 2011. Common pepper cultivars for Florida production.
EDIS IN-204, 26 Mar. 2012. (Revised
from 2007 and 2010).
- McAvoy, E. and M. Ozores-Hampton. 2011. Potent peppers.
Growing Produce. 11 Apr. 2012.
- Ozores-Hampton, M., P. Roberts, and P.A. Stansly. 2012. Organic Pepper Production,
p. 165-174. In: V. Russo (ed.) Peppers: Botany, Production and Uses. CABI. Oxfordshire,
- Olson, S.M., P.J. Dittmar, G.E. Vallad, S.E. Webb, E.J. McAvoy, S.A. Smith, M. Ozores-Hampton,
and B. M. Santos. 2012. Pepper production in Florida.
EDIS HS732, 16 June 2012. (Revised 2011).