THE COLLECTION AND EVALUATION OF ETHIOPIAN PEPPER CULTIVARS FOR USE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED COMMERCIAL TYPES

T. Bezuneh
Both the hot and mild types of pepper (Capsicum frutescens L. and Capsicum annuum L.), which are cultivated in various regions in Ethiopia, provide a large wealth of genetic variability from which new cultivars of economic importance may be developed. A systematic collection of local pepper cultivars was made in order to serve as a basis for:
  1. The development of new cultivars with commercially desirable morphological characteristics such as pronounced colour.
  2. The selection and development of strains which are high yielding and disease resistent.
Bezuneh, T. (1973). THE COLLECTION AND EVALUATION OF ETHIOPIAN PEPPER CULTIVARS FOR USE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED COMMERCIAL TYPES. Acta Hortic. 33, 143-148
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1973.33.18
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1973.33.18

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