Is it possible to breed an early, blocky pepper with good flavour that is adapted to organic systems in southern Ontario?

Farmer: Annie Richard and Kathy Rothermel, Greta Kryger, Rebecca Ivanoff,

Farm: Kitchen Table Seed House, Greta's Organic Gardens,

Region: Ontario

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Project

Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding 

Four growers continued to select and stabilize peppers for their breeding project. Progress was made towards stabilizing the developing variety. Progress to Date:
  • Growers made progress towards stabilizing the lines of red and yellow peppers.
  • A red pepper from this developing line won a blind taste test and was generally rated with great flavour.
  • Measurements confirmed blocky-ness.
  • Growers will formalize the stabilization and aim to send the variety to market in 2020.