Sweet pepper had its origin in the New World, like common pepper. Residues of pepper and sweet pepper have been found in human tombs in Peru. After the discovery of America this crop spread to the Old World. The sweet pepper belongs to the family of Solanaceae, where most species are herbaceous distributed in the tropics and to a lesser extent in the temperate zones.
Conjunto Tecnológico para la Producción de Melón “Cantaloupe” y “Honeydew”
The salad cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is among the vegetables of the Cucurbitaceae family of major economic importance in Puerto Rico. He was preceded in value of production within this family: pumpkin, watermelon and squash.
The plantain crop has several advantages as food in the tropics and that adapts to a high level of technology with minimal mechanization. An acre of plantains on steep terrain with little chance for other uses in the humid highland, can produce as much dry matter content or calories for human consumption, as an acre of potatoes in machinable flat land of Idaho or other producing states.
The production of roots and tubers (yams, taro, sweet potato, cassava, taro, celery) in Puerto Rico has shown a downward trend in recent years. The local production of roots and tubers does not satisfy the demand in Puerto Rico.