Midwest Sweet Pepper Breeding Resources Available

Organic Seed Alliance is offering two new resources for breeding sweet peppers in the Midwest: Northern Sweet Pepper Trial Report 2019-2021 and Sweet Pepper Breeding and Seed Saving Guide. The free publications are intended to be practical tools for Midwest growers interested in breeding and adapting sweet pepper varieties on their farms. The first report includes results from trials conducted to evaluate the performance of several open-pollinated (OP) varieties of sweet bell peppers bred or selected in the northern United States. Meanwhile, the guide walks growers through the breeding process from start to finish with discussion of seedborne diseases, population genetics, and seed harvest, processing, and storage.