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Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum L.

Common Name:
SPANISH: Pimiento Type ENGLISH: Pepper FRENCH: Piment DUTCH: Spaansche peper
PORTUGUESE: Pepper GERMAN: Pfeffer ITALIAN: Peperone

General characteristics:
Annual herbaceous plant, although after pruning it can be grown as a biennial. Stem erect, of determinate growth, with a height varying, depending on conditions and variety, between 50 cm. and more than 2 metres. Branches at each node and the older parts are slightly lignified. The leaves are alternate, lanceolate and petiolate, dark green in colour. The flowers are white and appear at each node with a strong stalk which develops immediately after fruit set. The fruit is a berry, hollow in the cultivated varieties, of very varied shapes, which may begin to develop green, the most common white, or even violet, and ripen turning red, yellow, orange, violet or white. This species is classified according to the shape and ripening colour of its fruit.

Indicative data:

  • Number of Seeds per Gram: 120-150
  • Useful Plants per 10 gr. of Seed: 1000
  • Planting spacing between rows: 80-100 cm
  • Sowing spacing between plants: 40-50
  • Seeds per Stroke: 1
  • Planting depth: 1 cm
  • Germination Power: 3-4 years
  • Growing Cycle: 6-9 months
  • Kilograms per Seed per Hectare: 0.2-0.3
  • Germination Temperature (minimum, maximum, optimum): 13ºC, 35ºC, 20-25ºC
  • Germination Time: 3-5 days

PE-3004RED LAMUYOTMV:0 (L1) 300-32019 x 10Wide adaptability
PE-4846SWEET ITALIANTMV:0 (L1) 150-20022 x 5Wide adaptability
PE-5228RED LAMUYOTMV:0 (L1) 300-32019 x 11Very good yield
PE-5232YELLOW LAMUYOTMV y TSWV440For outdoor and under plastic
PE-5238YELLOW BLOCKYTMV0440-48013×11For outdoor and greenhouse
PE-5262SWEET ITALIANTMV:0 (L1) 150-20024 x 5Wide adaptability
PE-5266HOTTm:0-31-2 x 10-14For outdoor and greenhouse
PE-5320HOT16 x 2-2.5Dark tall plant
PE-5398PADRONTMV:0 (L1) 30-50 10 x 2Small sweet
PE-5466RED BLOCKYXcv:1,2/TMV:0 (L1)350-40011 X 10For open field only
PE-5588RED LAMUYOTMV:0 (L1) 350-38016 x 9Vigorous plant
PE-5618YELLOW BLOCKYPMMoV:1.2.3 (L4)/TSWV:022012 x 9Wide adaptability
PMMoV:1.2.3 (L4)/TSWV:0
For open field
PE-5712ANDALUSTMV:0 (L1) 200-220 18 x 7Good yielder
PE-5740SWEET ITALIANTMMoV:1.2 (L3)180-23024 x 5 For greenhouses
PE-5810SWEET ITALIANTSWV:0230-25019 x 6For open field, heavy fruit
PE-5918 NEWRED LAMUYOPMMoV:1.2 (L3)/TSWV:0300-35016 X 9For green field only
PE-6080LONG SWEET YELLOWXcv:1,2/TMV:0 (L1)200-22018 x 5Elongated sweet
PE-6394 NEWHOTTM:0 (L1)30-5020 x 2Hot pepper very yield
PE-6540SWEET ITALIAN15019-20×5For outdoor and greenhouse
PE-6606SWEET ITALIANPMMoV:1.2.3 (L3)/TSWV/Lt13019-20Good behavior against odium attacks

Capsicum annuum (PEPPER)
Scientific nameEnglish common nameCode
Pepper mild mottle virusPepper mild mottlePMMoV
Pepper mild mottle virusPepper mild mottle Gen (L3)PMMoV:1,2 (L3)
Pepper mild mottle virusPepper mild mottle Gen (L4)PMMoV:1,2,3 (L4)
Tobacco mosaic virusTobacco mosaic Gen (L1)TMV:0 (L1)
Tomato mosaic virusTomato mosaicToMV
Tomato spotted wilt virusTomato spotted wiltTSWV
2Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria (now Xanthomonas spp)Bacterial spotXcv
(now X spp)