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Peppers are a commonly consumed vegetable worldwide and are especially popular in the Mediterranean basin including Turkey. Peppers are grown in almost every region of Turkey and are consumed in various forms (fresh, pepper paste, sauce, pickle, and

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Sweet pepper ( Capsicum annuum L.) is an important vegetable containing bioactive metabolites with potential health-promoting properties having antioxidant activity ( Marín et al., 2004 ), carotenoids, capsaicinoids, capsinoids, flavonoid

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Seeds of pepper ( Capsicum annuum L.) are considered to have a short lifespan in storage ( Priestley, 1986 ). In subtropical regions where pepper seeds are produced, relative humidity is high (greater than 70%) and when associated with high

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sufficient leaf tissue was collected. Treatment of stress caused by water deficit. Twenty-five homogenous plants from each of the three pepper cultivars were used. Four plants were used for each of the five treatments, and five plants were used as controls

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Many vegetables have ornamental as well as food value. Widely grown vegetable crops such as pepper ( Capsicum annuum L.) were prized more as ornamentals than as a food source when introduced to Europe in the 15th century ( Stommel and Bosland

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Phytophthora capsici , the causal agent of phytophthora blight, continues to threaten the livelihood of growers and the future of pepper production in the United States and globally. Growers and processors of pepper rank P. capsici as a top threat

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Seven pepper (Capsicum chinense Jacq.) populations from the Yucatán Peninsula, México, that were selected from a field screening for viral diseases were tested for pepper huasteco geminivirus (PHV) resistance. Two populations (UX-SMH-1 and UX-SMH-24) displayed <50% of infection with PHV. Four plants did not show viral symptoms 3 months postinoculation using biolistic and grafting methods. When leaf tissue from these individuals was analyzed for PHV using quantitative PCR, it supported PHV replication, thus, the ineffective PHV infection in these symptomless individuals may be a result of restricted viral movement.

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‘TAMBel-2’ bell pepper transplants (Capsicum annuum L.) were grown in a greenhouse for 39 days in north–south (N–S) oriented trays. About 69% of the plants had monodirectional (one plane pointing either N–S, E–W, NW–SE, or SW–NE) lateral root patterns, 23% had bidirectional (two planes), and 7% had omnidirectional (all around) root patterns relative to a N–S greenhouse tray orientation. Transplants were planted with cotyledons N–S (parallel to the N–S bed), with cotyledons E–W (perpendicular to the N–S bed), and at random, without regard to orientation. These plants subsequently were cultivated either deeply (9 cm) or shallowly (3 cm) 3, 5, and 7 weeks after transplanting. Transplants planted E–W by cotyledon orientation yielded significantly more early and overall marketable pods in contrast to those planted N–S by cotyledon orientation or at random. Deep cultivation decreased productivity in contrast to shallow cultivation and negated any benefit to E–W cotyledon orientation. Root and cotyledon orientations in field-seeded peppers were determined for ‘Hidalgo’, ‘TAM-Mild Chile-2’, ‘TAMBel-2’, and ‘Grand Rio 66’ peppers ≈2 months after field-seeding. At least 95% of the populations in all cultivars had monodirectional root orientations. Generally, orientations were divided equally among N–S, E–W, NW–SE, and NE–SW directions. Cotyledon orientation highly correlated with root orientation in all cultivars.

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Ornamental peppers ( Capsicum annuum L.) belong to the plant family Solanaceae, which includes ornamentals such as the Brugmansia (Angel’s trumpet), Brunfelsia , Browallia (Bush violet), Datura , Nicotiana , Petunia , and Salpiglossis

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The Center of Scientific Research of Yucatan (CICY) has released a new open-pollinated cultivar of habanero pepper: Mayan Kisin. This is distinguished by its high performance, its bright red and very spicy fruit. ‘Mayan Kisin’ originated from four

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