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Hot Pepper

Deep bright red on ripening

Features :

  • Robust and erect plant habit
  • Excellent plant vigour
  • Long and thick fruits
  • Low Pungency (15000 SHU)
  • Uniform drying, high circular wrinkle
  • Very good red dry Color - (171Asta)
  • Good Yield
Yield 1.5 to 2 MT/acre in Red dry ( depending on season and cultural practice)
Size Long fruits ( 12-13 cm ) , diameter ( 1.5 to 1.5 cm)

Recommended states

Recommended states for cultivation under normal agro-climatic conditions in:

Kharif MP, GJ, KA, AP, TS, RJ, HR, PB, UP, WB, OD, JH, AS, HP, NE, MH
Rabi KN, AP, TS


Seed Rate


Plant Population


Suitability of the variety for the Area Agro Climatic Zone

All India

Selection of the field/land preparation practices

The field should be well prepared free from weeds and a well drainage facility.
1-2 deep ploughing, Soil should be exposed to sunlight, 3 to 4 rounds of harrows to reach fine tilt. Before the final harrow, apply 8 to 10 MT well-decomposed FYM/acre along with 250 gm Trichoderma for controlling soil-borne fungus.

Seed Treatment-rate of timing/ chemical

Seeds are treated with Carbendazim 2g + Thiram 2 g per Kg of seeds.

Sowing Time


Seed Rate/ Sowing method- line sowing with row to row and plant to plant distance/ direct sowing

Seed Rate: 80g - 100g per acre.

Sowing: Prepare the raised bed of 180x90x15cm, for 1acre 10 to 12 beds are required. Nursery should be free from weeds and debris. Line sowing is recommended.
Distance between two rows:  8-10 cm (4 fingers) apart,
Distance between seed to seeds :3-4 cm ( 2 fingers),
Seeds are sown in line at 0.5-1.0 cm deep

Transplanting: Transplanting should be done 25-30 days after sowing.
Spacing: Row to Row and Plant to Plant - 75 x 45 cm or 90 x 45 cm

Fertilizer dose with timing

Total N:P:K requirement @ 150:80:100 kg per acre.
A soil test is the best way to give fertigation

Dose & Timing:
Basal Dose: Apply 50% N and 100% P, K as basal dose during final land preparation.
Top Dressing: 25% N at 30 days after sowing and 25% N at 50 days after sowing.

Weed Control- Chemicals with doses and timing

Timely weed removal is very important, need based hand weeding can be done to ensure healthy crop.

Diseases & Pest control- Chemicals with doses and timing

For effective crop control  use the following Insect and disease solutions:

Powdery Mildew and Anthracnose - Apply Amistar (200ml/acre),
Fruit rot - Apply Kavach @ 400g/acre and for any other diseases apply fungicide as per recommendation from the Department of Agriculture (plant protection) White Fly+Mites - Apply Pegasus @ 250g/acre
Spodetara+ Fruit Borer - Apply Cigna @ 250 ml/acre
Fruit Borer - Apply Proclaim @ 80g/acre.
and for any other Insects apply recommended insecticides

Irrigation Schedule

Irrigation Frequency Depends upon -

A. Soil type: Light soils need more frequency. Heavy soils need less frequency.

B. Crop stage:
Vegetative stage: maintain adequate moisture for the development of roots. Flowering & fruiting - frequent and shallow irrigation.
Harvesting - gradually reduce irrigation during harvesting

C. Growing season:
Summer - requires frequent irrigation.
Winter- As against the summer season, in winter
the irrigation frequency is longer.
Rainy - very less frequency depending upon soil moisture


Full mature firm green fruits starts harvesting at 65-70 days, later at 10 to 15 days intervals. Timely picking stimulates plant to produce more flowers