Abstract

An experiment was

conducted, with six pepper (Capsicum annun) varieties, in

order to select materials suitable for the different agroecological

conditions of El Salvador. The trials were

conducted in Candelaria de la Frontera, Atiquizaya y

Chalchuapa. A Completely Randomized Experimental Block

Design with four replications and six treatments was used,

composed by the varieties Nathalie, Comandante, Lido,

Tikal, Quetzal and a local variety as control. The variance

analysis showed significant differences for the following

variables: plant height, length, weight, diameter, number of

fruits and yield, in the combination of the three localities. The

Nathalie variety stood out for the variables of plant height

(0.49 m), number of fruits (259,500 fruits/ha), yield (25.11

t/ha) and therefore, it had the highest income ($ 19,332.80)

and the best cost-benefit ratio (3.31). The shelf-life varied

from six to nine days with respect to the different pepper

materials. The results could create the base for promoting the

Nathalie cultivar in the areas of influence.