Season, Seed & Soil
Well drained loamy soil rich in organic matter.
Season of sowing
September – February
Varieties : 1.25 kg/ha
Hybrids : 200 g / ha
Soil for Capsicum cultivation
Nursery, Protected Nursery
Nursery : 3 cents /ha
Treat the seeds with of Carbendazim @ 2 g /kg of seed and sow in lines across the bed at a spacing of 2.5 cm and then cover with top soil and then paddy straw. Watering with rose can has to be done daily. On 20th day of sowing, 300g of carbofuran 3G granules have to be applied in between the seedling lines across the bed, the soil has to be stirred and then the beds are irrigated.
Last Update : September 2015
Drip irrigation, Fertigation
Layout and planting for drip irrigation and fertigation
Drip irrigated Capsicum field
Preparation of field
Plough the field to a fine tilth. Form ridges and furrows 45 or 60 cm apart. Transplant 40-45 days old seedlings at 30 cm spacing.
Irrigation at weekly or 10 days interval.
On 30th day, hoeing and weeding has to be done once and the plants are earthed up.
Spray 1.25 ppm Triacontanol (12.5 mg /10 l of water) on 20th, 40th, 60th and 80th day after transplanting. Spray NAA 10 ppm (10 mg/l of water) on 60 and 90 days after planting.
Application of fertilizers
Apply FYM 25 t/ha and NPK 40:60:30 kg /ha as basal and 40 kg N/ha each on 30, 60 and 90 days of planting as top dressing.
Powdery mildew: Spray wettable sulphur @ 2g /l
Dieback and fruit rot: Spray Mancozeb @ 2g /l
Harvest and yield
Harvest fully matured green fruits before ripening. Yield: 15 tonnes/ha in 150-160 days.