Journal of Experimental Agriculture International,
This plant was cultivated long ago. However, the proper management of Biquinho pepper in relation to the production of the seedlings is unknown, being this a fundamentally important stage of the productive system. In which the quality of the seedling will directly influence the final performance of the plants, nutritional quality of the fruits, and in the time for seedling production. Thus, the present research had the objective of evaluating the effect of alternative substrates and trays for the production of Biquinho pepper seedlings. Five substrates and two types of trays were evaluated. Substrates were S1: Bioplant® commercial substrate (control); S2: earthworm humus; S3: soil; S4: 50% soil + 50% earthworm humus and S5: 75% soil + 25% earthworm humus, and tray types B1: with 98 cells, and B2: with 200 cells, in a completely randomized design, in the 5 x 2 factorial scheme, with four replications. For MSPA and MSSR it can be observed that substrates S1, S2, S4 and S5 had the best results, this was due to the accumulation of photoassimilates. Note that for both characteristics B1 provided the highest values, generating the greatest development of seedlings, S2, S4 and S5 substrates, combined with the B1 type of tray in the production of Biquinho pepper seedlings (Capsicum chinense) are recommended.