- Chilli is a highly prized crop in India.
- The crop is mostly grown in India for its fruits. In India, it's a key ingredient in a variety of curries and chutneys.
- It's used to make vegetables, spices, condiments, sauces, and pickles.
- Curry powder is made from dried chilies.
- It is considered India's most valuable crop. India, China, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Korea are major chili producers.
SOIL- Loam, clay loam and loamy soils
pH- 5.5 to 7
RAINFALL- 25-30 inches.
SUSCEPTIBILITY- Chilli leaf curl virus
- It cannot handle excessive moisture, only water it when absolutely necessary.
- Irrigation that is too heavy results in lanky vegetative growth and flower drop.
- The number of irrigations and the interval between them are determined by the soil and meteorological conditions.
- If a plant's show starts to fade around 4 p.m., it's a sign that it needs to be watered.
- Water requirements are most crucial during flowering and fruit development.
- Water stagnation in the nursery and field should be avoided since it promotes fungal infection.
- Chili seeds are used to reproduce the plant.
- Seeds of high-yielding varieties with pest and disease tolerance can be utilized to raise nurseries.
- They should be carefully chosen from certified organic farms or from your own organically raised seed plot.
- In the lack of organically generated seeds, chemically untreated seeds from local high producing kinds could be utilized, to begin with.