New Challenges in Hungarian Spice Pepper (Capsicum annuum L) Improvement and Cultivation

Lantos, Csaba and Somogyi, György and Táborosi Ábrahám, Zsuzsanna and Vági, Pál and Kristóf, Zoltán and Gémes Juhász, Anikó and Somogyi, Norbert and Pauk, János (2011) New Challenges in Hungarian Spice Pepper (Capsicum annuum L) Improvement and Cultivation. Hungarian Agricultural Research, 2011 (1). pp. 17-20. ISSN 1216-4526


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In the last years, the economic situation of spice pepper has deteriorated in Hungary. A lot of farmers have given up growing this crop plant, so the growing area decreased, while the amount of imports (from Spain, China, South-Africa etc.) increased in the Hungarian markets. Some traders mixed the red pepper powder products derived from different countries. In this situation, the purchase of Hungarian spice pepper powder (origin: 100% Hungarian is almost impossible in the market. Furthermore, the problem in connection with toxin content (aflatoxin) of products muddied the reputation of Hungarian spice pepper. In this case, each participant (researchers, breeders, farmers and traders) of the sector needs to find the opportunities to eliminate the risks of spice pepper-growing, production of powder and improve the competitiveness of the sector. The researchers and breeders have to find new genotypes and/or technologies which can improve the quality and quantity of the products, and the other participants of the sector have to utilize the advantages of the inventions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SB Plant culture / növénytermesztés
Depositing User: Dr. Csaba Lantos
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2013 11:15
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2013 11:15

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