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Which Peppers Will Cross-Pollinate?

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11 years ago
Crossability Matrix of Capsicum Species

This table shows the end results possible with various crosses of different pepper species.

F
L
O
W
E
R
Male Parent
Female Parent           baccatum praetermissum frutescens chinense annuum galapagoense chacoense tovarii pubescens eximium cardenasii

W
H
I
T
E

baccatum  HF PF NG NG  NG — NG — —  — — praetermissum  PF HF — IV  IV — — — — PF — frutescens  NG — HF PF  NG — — — —  — —   chinense  NG NG PF HF  PF — NG — — — —   annuum  NG IV PF PF  HF IV IV — — — — galapagoense  NG — — IV  NG HF EC — — — — chacoense  IV IV — NG  NG — HF — — — —  
P
U
R
P
L
E
tovarii NG I IV EC — — IV HF — NG — pubescens IV IV EC IV — — IV — HF HF NG eximium NG PF NG IV IV — IV NG HF HF HF cardenasii NG IV NG — IV — IV — HF HF HF


NG = F1 hybrids germinate normally
EC = F1 hybrids raised by embryo culture
IV = fruits/seeds set, but F1 seeds inviable
PF = F1 hybrids partially fertile
HF = F1 hybrids highly fertile
— = no data, or perhaps "does not cross" (original publication does not specify)

(Reproduced from Figure 3, Genetic Resources of Capsicum,
International Board for Plant Genetic Resources, 1983 [Crop Genetic Resources Centre, Plant Production and Protection Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations])

Thanks to NorthEast_ChileMan (Paul) for contributing this information.

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