Production of pepper cultivar Palermo grafted onto Serrano de Morelos 2, Jalapeño, and three commercial rootstocks

In the southeast of Spain, specifically in the province of Almería, pepper production represents 1.70% of the total pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) production in the world, which in turn represents 31.8% of the European production. In the last 10 years, production has remained stable between 7,240 and 10,997 ha. Due to the economic importance of this crop in the region, more improvements of the production techniques have been adopted. 

The reduced number of commercial rootstocks of peppers, which really improve yield in this crop, causes a continuous search for new genotypes. In this experiment, five pepper rootstocks were evaluated in an experimental design of randomized blocks with six treatments and three repetitions. 

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