PA-593 is a new sweet cherry-type pepper line containing the N gene, providing resistance to the most prevalent root-knot nematodes (RKN) in the southern United States. PA-593 has shown comparable growth, fruit, and yield characteristics to commercially available cultivars of sweet cherry-type peppers. PA-593 will provide breeders with a useful resource for incorporating RKN resistance into their breeding programs to produce commercial sweet cherry-type pepper varieties. This RKN-resistant pepper line was developed by the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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