Vegetable Crops - Paprika Cultivation Practices

By TamilNadu Agricultural University on 18 Jan 2019 | read
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Paprika (Capsicum annum var. longum) 
Solanaceae

Varieties
KTPL-19, Byadagi Kaddi

Soil 
Well-drained sandy loam or clay saline free soil is preferable. It can be grown on any fertile well-drained soil suitable for chillies cultivation with pH 6.5 - 7.0.

Season of sowing
June - July.

Seed rate
500 g/ha.

Spacing
60 x 45 cm

Nursery 
Prepare 10 - 12 beds of 7 m long 1.2 m wide and 15 cm height and sow the seeds in rows 10 cm apart on 0.5 cm deep. Apply 15 - 20 kg well decomposed compost and 500 g of 15:15:15 NPK complex fertilizer to each bed 15 to 20 days before sowing.

Transplanting 
Healthy seedlings may be transplanted at a spacing of 45 cm apart.

Application of fertilizers 
Apply FYM 20 - 25 tonnes / ha, 60, 100 and 60 kg NPK / ha as basal, 20 kg N and 20 kg K three weeks after transplanting and 40 kg N and 40 kg K / ha six weeks after transplanting as top dressing.

Diseases

Anthracnose
Spray Mancozeb 2 g/l.

Fruit rot
Spray Copper oxychloride @ 2.5 g/l.

Powdery mildew
Spray Wettable sulphur @ 0.3%. 

Image titlePaprika Seeds

Yield
25 - 35 t/ha

 

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