Quality Performances of Sweet Pepper under Farming Management

  • Gianluca CARUSO University of Naples “Federico II”, Department of Agricultural Sciences, via Università 100, 80055 Portici, NA
  • Vasile V. STOLERU University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Department of Horticulture, 3 M. Sadoveanu, 700490, Iasi
  • Neculai C. MUNTEANU University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Department of Horticulture, 3 M. Sadoveanu, 700490, Iasi
  • Vincenzo Michele SELLITTO MsBiotech SPA, Department of Microbiology, 00198, Via Zara 23, Roma
  • Gabriel Ciprian TELIBAN University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Department of Horticulture, 3 M. Sadoveanu, 700490, Iasi
  • Marian BURDUCEA Al. Ioan Cuza University, 11 Carol Street, 700506, Iasi
  • Ioan TENU University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Department of Horticulture, 3 M. Sadoveanu, 700490, Iasi
  • Giuseppe MORANO University of Naples “Federico II”, Department of Agricultural Sciences, via Università 100, 80055 Portici, NA
  • Monica BUTNARIU Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timisoara, 300645, Calea Aradului 119, Timis
Keywords: biochemical compounds, Capsicum annuum L., plant growth, yield


Conventional management of sweet pepper is based on farming practices characterized by the use of chemicals with harmful environmental impact. In order to investigate innovative production, research was carried out in order to assess the effects of two pepper cultivars (‘Brillant’ and ‘Yolo Wonder’) in combination with four farming systems (Conventional control-C; Conventional with microorganism-enriched fertilization-CMF; Organic control-O; Organic with microorganism-enriched fertilization-OMF) on plant physiological parameters, yield and fruit quality. Conventionally grown plants showed higher values of assimilatory pigments and of photosynthetic rate compared to the Organically ones. The CMF resulted in the highest early and total yield, followed by the OMF, due to higher fruit number. Higher values of carotenoids, ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol were recorded in ‘Yolo Wonder’ red fruits compared to ‘Brillant’ yellow berries. The highest total polyphenols concentration was recorded under the CMF, whereas OMF resulted in the highest flavonoids concentration and antioxidant activity.


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How to Cite
CARUSO, G., STOLERU, V. V., MUNTEANU, N. C., SELLITTO, V. M., TELIBAN, G. C., BURDUCEA, M., TENU, I., MORANO, G., & BUTNARIU, M. (2018). Quality Performances of Sweet Pepper under Farming Management. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 47(2), 458-464. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha47111351
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