bell pepper, peter piper, pepper hybrid
Peter Piper is an F1 hybrid pepper developed by the Horticulture Department of the State College Experiment Station. The fruit is ready for harvest approximately 2 weeks earlier than the other standard varieties being grown in South Dakota. Earliness is one of the greatest merits of this pepper. The new variety is a cross between two lines which were selected out of commercial varieties (Morgold and Improved Squash), for their ability to set fruit under low temperature. These lines were further tested and segregated for the desired characteristics under controlled conditions.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Prashar, P., "Peter Piper Pepper - A New Hybrid" (1963). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 182.