Deciduous character of pepper: Tiny fruited form is crossed with non-deciduous variety to get easy-to-pick pepper for commercial use
AuthorPaul G. Smith
Author AffiliationsPaul G. Smith is Assistant Professor of Truck Crops, University of California College of Agriculture, Davis.
Hilgardia 5(6):12-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v005n06p12. June 1951.
Deciduous ripe fruit character in peppers, which allows the fruit to be picked while the stem remains on the plant, was inherited in a cross of a tiny fruited Chili Piquin with large but non-deciduous varieties.
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