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ELIZONDO-CABALCETA, Esteban  and  MONGE-PEREZ, José Eladio. Morphological characterization of 15 bell pepper ( Capsicum Annuum ) genotypes grown under greenhouse conditions in Costa Rica. InterSedes [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.37, pp.129-154. ISSN 2215-2458.

A morphological characterization of 15 bell pepper genotypes of blocky or rectangular fruit shape grown under greenhouse conditions was conducted, considering both qualitative (5) and quantitative (8) variables. There were statistically significant differences between genotypes for quantitative variables. Data show a wide variability with respect to plant height (0,82 - 1,41 m), foliar area (73,91 - 122,26 cm2), stem diameter (12,55 - 16,55 mm), stem length (11,38 - 31,38 cm), fruit width (6,85 - 9,28 cm), fruit length (7,78 - 13,17 cm), fruit length/width ratio (0,90 - 1,92), and fruit wall thickness (4,84 - 6,31 mm). This information is useful for growers to choose the best variety for their particular market purposes.

Keywords : Bell pepper; Capsicum annuum; greenhouse; fruit length; fruit width; plant height; stem diameter.

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