Tips for Growing Hot Pepper
Soil: Well drained black to medium clay loamy soil is suitable.
Sowing time: As per the regional practices and timings.
Optimum temp. for germination: 25 – 30°C.
Transplanting: 30-35 days after sowing.
Spacing: Row to Row : 75-90 cm, Plant to Plant : 45-60 cm.
Seed rate: 80 – 100 gm / acre.
Preparation of Main field:
- Deep ploughing and harrowing.
- Apply well decomposed FYM @ 7 – 8 tones per acre followed by harrowing to mix in the soil thoroughly.
- Open the ridges and furrows at required spacing.
- Irrigate the field one day before transplanting.
- Transplanting should be done late afternoon. After complete transplanting light irrigation should be given for better and quick establishment.
Chemical Fertilizer: Fertilizer requirement varies with soil fertility
- First dose 10 – 12 days after transplanting : 30: 50 : 30 NPK kg / acre.
- Second dose 20 – 25 days after first application : 25: 50 : 25 NPK kg / acre.
- Third dose 20 – 25 days after second application : 25: 00 : 25 NPK kg / acre.
- At the time of Flowering : Sulphur 10 kg / acre.
- Spray Calcium nitrate (1%solution ) at the time of flowering (increases fruit – set) .
- Spary Urea & Soluble K (1%solution each ) at 15 days interval in harvesting time (increases no. of pickings).
- After 15 days of first picking add NP & K as and when required : 20:00:30 NPK kg / acre.
Plant Protection: Follow plant protection measures as and when required.
The varietal characters & information given here for all crops & varieties are based on observation recorded at our trial stations. Change in place, season, cultural practice may result in variation.
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