Paprika (Capsicum annum var. longum)
KTPL-19, Byadagi Kaddi
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.
60 x 45 cm
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.
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.
Spray Mancozeb 2 g/l.
Spray Copper oxychloride @ 2.5 g/l.
Spray Wettable sulphur @ 0.3%.
25 - 35 t/ha