Production and Storability of Capscium Baccatum, A Novel Specialty Pepper

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,729.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2006-33610-16806
Award Id:
79664
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00611
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
66 Garfield Tartar Rd., Nancy, KY, 42544
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JoelWilson
(606) 871-0096
cedarpointfarm@aol.com
Business Contact:
JoelWilson
Managing Member
(606) 871-0096
cedarpointfarm@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Farmers in Kentucky are looking for ways to diversify their production and marketing. High value crops, such as specialty peppers may provide one avenue for diversification. However, storability of certain specialty peppers has not been determined, and if the peppers can not be stored, the opportunities for shipping to distant markets may be serverely limited. Opportunities for diversification may be expanded by production in high tunnels, which extend the seasonal availability of fresh vegetables. A main purpose of the project is to better understand how C. baccatum can be profitably produced in Kentucky, especially with regard to production in high tunnels. Another purpose is to understand the storage characteristics of the fruit, with regard to shipability, and to establish whether C. baccatum is susceptible to bacterial leaf spot.

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