CAPSICUM

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

Capsicum pepper (Sweet) growing in India is of recent interest due to high demand for fast food dishes in Hotels and modern Restaurants. Cultivation of capsicum is an art and knowledge for quality product for export market. To capture International Market, Green House Technology for growing capsicum is the basic need under Indian conditions. Capsicum trade has become a lucrative business for global trade in recent years. Saudi Arabia and South Korea are leading importers of Capsicum.

There are 4 capsicum pepper (Sweet) varieties based on their color and quality. There are red, yellow, green and lastly black varieties have been evolved. Black variety is of recent origin and price is twice than other varieties. Major varieties are California Wonder, Yolo Wonder and Golden Summer which are widely appreciated and used for export markets. These varieties are resistant to mosaic virus. There will be need to use organic manures and natural insecticides / pesticides as capsicum are proposed to be exported and certificate of phyto sanitary will be needed before export formalities.