Received for publication 14 Nov. 1988. Vegetable Crops Paper no. 871. The partial support of this research by Agway, Inc., Petoseed Inc., and Federal Hatch Act funds (Project no. NYC-161425, USDA) is gratefully acknowledged. Seeds of ‘Ace’, ‘Lady Bell’, and ‘Shamrock’ peppers were kindly donated by Takii, Harris-Moran, and Asgrow Seed companies, respectively. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked advertisement solely to indicate this fact.