In recent years, interest and demand for peppers has increased dramatically worldwide and peppers are no longer considered a minor crop in the global market. For the past 22 years, the International Pepper Conference has attracted a significant number of prominent scientists, researchers, breeders, horticulturists, pathologists, entomologists, geneticists, physiologists, virologists, extension agents, seed and chemical company representatives, major processors, growers, and chili amateurs from around the world and is now recognized as the premier venue for the dissemination and exchange of information on Capsicum research and market. In that way, Peru has showed a notable participation in research and international commerce of peppers with a huge variety of the product to offer for the demanding market. All pepper varieties will be a focus of the conference including bell pepper, long green/red chili, high color paprika, ancho pepper, cayenne, tabasco, jalapeno, yellow pickling, serrano, cherry peppers and more.
*In the chart, we can appreciate some of the most common classification of Peruvian capsicum: