Peppers

This is modified from the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for CommercialGrowers​ (ID-56) as an introduction to the production practices of peppers.  For more information, see the ID-56 or contact a SWPAP specialist.  

Fruiting Vegetables — Pepper

Varieties

Season

Fruit Shape

Color1

DisTol/Res2

Comments

Alliance

mid-early

blocky, 3-4 lobes

G>R

BLS-1,2,3,4,5, CMV, PHY, PMV, PVY,

Large peppers

Aristotle X3R

main

Blocky

G>R

BLS-1,2,3

Very consistent

Brigadier

mid-early

deep blocky, 3-4 lobes

G>R

BLS-1,2,3,PVY

 

Crusader

main

blocky

G>R

BLS-1,2,3, TMV, PVY, PMV, Stip

Dark green

King Arthur

early

3-4 lobes, blocky

G>R

BLS-2

 

Lafayette

main

blocky

G>Y

BLS-1,2,3, PVY

Not for sandy soils

Paladin

early-main

long blocky

G>R

PHY

 

Revolution

main

blocky

G>R

BLS-1,2,3,5, CMV, PHY

Large peppers, not recommended for Iowa

Sentry

mid-early

blocky

G>R

BLS-1,2,3

Dark green

Socrates

early

blocky

G>R

BLS-1,2,3, PVY

 

Red Knight X3R

early

blocky

G>R

BLS-1,2,3

Very good red

Immature to ripe fruit color: G=green, R=red, Y=yellow

Disease resistance or tolerance as reported by seed company. BLS-1,2,3=bacterial spot strains 1,2, and 3; CMV=cucumber mosaic virus; PHY=Phytophthora; PMV=pepper mottle virus; PVY=potato virus Y; TMV=tobacco mosaic virus.

Colored Bells for trial

Gold Finch (yellow), Orange Grande, Oriole (orange), Sweet Chocolate, Blackbird (brown to black), Blue Jay (lilac), Islander (lavender), Tequila (green to purple to red), Blushing Beauty (ivory to red)

Banana peppers/cubanelles

Sweet Banana (turns red at maturity), Key Largo (cubanelle, orange-red at maturity)

Sweet peppers

 Aruba, Corno Verde, Giant Marconi

Hot Peppers

Hungarian Hot Wax: Stoked.

Jalapeno: Tula, Grande, Ixtapa, Mitla, Pecos

Long Thick Red: Ring of Fire, Copacabana (yellow)

Anaheim: Big Chile, Anaheim TMR23