Capsicum : Capsicum annum L.
Used to alleviate pain, cluster headache control, to cure or avoid cancer, etc.
Capsicum can be grown throughout the year upto an elevation of 1500 m. Supplementary irrigation is required during the yala season.
Loamy well-drined soils with pH range of 5.5 - 6.8 are preferred. Execusive soil moisture is detrimental to growth.
Seasonality- Any season
Major Pests diseases
Harvesting & Post-harvest Technology
Economics & Marketing
Land extents under cultivation
Extent & production of capsicum during the period 1997 - 2001
China, Turkey, Nigeria, Mexico, Spain, U.S.A., Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Egypt, Romania, Tunisia, Ghana, Japan.
Export market demand
There is an export potential for capsicum with fresh appearance and yellowish green colour. Also, the fruits should be uniform in size and shape with free of insect damage.
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