Chili Farming


If you want to engage in chili farming, it would be best to learn the basics of how to plant chillies. There are some important considerations to ensure a successful chili farm.

You will need to invest money, effort, and time so that the chilies can grow healthily. Good luck with your farm!

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How to Plant Chilies

Do you have the skills to grow chillies? If you do, you can start your own chili farm and earn some money. If you live in a warm region, you can start chili farming. You will need your own greenhouse especially if you want to plant many chilies. You see, chilies are usually grown in grow bags or in pots. There are advantages of using chili when cooking certain foods. Chilies are rich in Vitamin C and it also helps in boosting the metabolism. After eating foods that contain chilies, you will surely feel energized! To have a successful chili farm, you should learn the steps in planting the chilies.

Chilies are similar to bell peppers but they have a fiery flavor. You can sow chilies beginning on the month of March if you prefer indoor farming. For each seeding tray, you can place three seeds. But if you are planning to plant the chilies outdoors, you will need to wait until the month of April. The chilies are best grown inside the greenhouse to ensure that it is protected from the cold winds. The chilies in the tray should be transplanted to larger pots, preferably 8” to 10”. For grow bags, the chilies should be at least 25cm apart.

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How to Grow Chilies for Profit

The chilies should be planted in an area where it can get adequate sunlight. You also need to ensure that the temperature doesn’t drop below 15˚C or else the growth of the chilies is inhibited. Use a fertile and well drained soil for your pots and you can also use organic compost so that moisture is retained. Never soak the soil of the pots so you need to water 2-3 times every week. Overwatering is the primary cause of rotting roots, so this is a very important consideration.

When you see flowers, this means that chilies will begin to appear after a couple of weeks! Bush-like chili plants can be achieved by cutting the tips of the plant when it is already 6” tall. Chilies are colored green and after several weeks, the fruits will turn red. Harvest the chilies before they shrivel. Here’s a tip – the longer the chilies remain attached to the plant, the fierier they become. Fruits can be frozen for later use. When handling chilies, make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly to avoid any contact with the eyes. After harvesting, you can now prepare spicy recipes that you can enjoy with your family. The excess chilies can be sold for profit.

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  • 1. Beatrice Cheruiyot said on February 8, 2011
    i live in the coastal region of mombasa in kenya and want to farm chilli for commercial purposes. please advice how to go about it. how is it exported and which countries import chilli?
  • 2. ashneel kumar said on March 3, 2011
    i'm an agriculture student currently doing a diploma in agriculture an i'm doing a chili farm business plan can u please send me a detailed 5years chilli farm business plan
  • 3. Catherine Mwangi said on April 1, 2011
    Hi, i live in Nairobi and want to venture into chilli farming. Please send me a chilli business plan
  • 4. Dorcas said on April 14, 2011
    I am a consultant in Horticultural production and related matters. Please contact me incase you still need help. Regards
  • 5. Miriam Nafwa said on May 10, 2011
    I am interested in chilli farming and would like to receive a business plan.
  • 6. David said on June 3, 2011
    I have land in Narumoro near Nanyuki and am interested in chilli farming for export.Please assist with a business plan and advice.
  • 7. RWIGAMBA THARCISSE said on July 22, 2011
    I'm rwandan, i have land and i'm interested in chili farming; Please assist with a business plan and advice advice and how to export it. Good regards Rwigamba Tharcisse Kigali, Rwanda, Rwanda
  • 8. Willie said on August 25, 2011
    I'm Farming in Zambia, and would like to broaden my crops to include chilli. Is there a business plan or more detail somewhere for me to follow up? Any help is appreciated Willie
  • 9. lloyd said on October 25, 2011
    i have a land in meru specifically in chuka and am interested in farming chilli but am not sure of the market to supply to..can someone help me please..i really appreciate
  • 10. Bongiwe gumede said on February 6, 2012
    Kwazulu Natal,Stanger we have a land already has planted chillies would like to expand would need a business plan template to grow this land bigger.
  • 11. Elsje Baasden said on February 8, 2012
    I am interested in farming chillies commercially, could you perhaps send me the 5 year plan? I am from the Rustenburg area of North West in South Africa.
  • 12. lufunyo mvungi said on February 15, 2012
    I live in moshi north tanzania. I would like to start farming chilli for commercial purposes. please kindly advice. thank you
  • 13. judy schafer said on March 12, 2012
    I live near Port Eliabeth South Africa and have a small farm in Botswana,. Could you please assist me with a business plan and all information pertaining to growing chillies for export. Thank you
  • 14. Steve van Vuuren said on March 19, 2012
    I stay in Cape Town and will soon be moving to Botswana to farm with chilies. Could you please forward me a 5 year business plan, all info on permaculture philosophy. This will be for local use and export. Thank you
  • 15. SALLY said on April 7, 2012
    North manchester location...however we have 11 acres of land that needs to be put to use. I will have to invest in large polytunnels
  • 16. claudius kurtna omoro said on May 4, 2012
    kindly mail me a business plan for chilli farming
  • 17. Derick said on May 6, 2012
    i'm in rustenburg and want to start chillies or whats the best. Please can u give me more info. how much must i plant to cover all my costs. Thanks
  • 18. Francis G. Manyibe said on May 10, 2012
    I have a small scale farm at Birongo near Keroka Town nyamira county Kenya. I have started growing chilli ( Red Bullet ) but what to go into contract farming. that is I need a Company that will contract me and other farmers so that we can grow large volumes. the Crop is doing well. I will be pleased if I will get a business plan on the same. showing economical acreage and volumes based on historical prices. What is the expected average production per plant per month? Thanks Francis
  • 19. sarah mbogho said on May 15, 2012
    i am living in migori, kenya. i want to start to grow chilli the african bird's eye. i am requesting for all information on chilli production. my aim after three years of production of fresh chilli, i start making chilli sauces in the mean time i'd like to sell it locally here in migori, package it and sell to the local supermarkets since people prefer the fresh chilli than the chilli sauces. i'd also like to get a 5years business plan on the same thank you.
  • 20. Alex polley said on May 25, 2012
    Hello my name is Alex and I live in east anglia, Norfolk, in the uk. I am situated in the the northern hemisphere. I have been growing chilli's for a few years now and I am extremely passionate about growing the plants and also cooking with them. I realize I would have to purchase some polly tunnels to grow them on a large scale. I was hoping u could give me some advice on the legal requirements and a general business model. Yours faithfully Al
  • 21. loice tonui said on May 30, 2012
    Hello. Many thanks for this site.I live in Bomet county and want to venture into Chilli/pepper farming. Am very serious, and will want to eventually introduce to other farmers in this area, and will appreciate your advise, where to get seeds, how to plant/care and market. thanks
  • 22. cachaka Ndenis said on June 8, 2012
    Please I need to start Chilli farming in Kajiado in a two acre farm. Kindly advice on how to go about it and the likely income from a two acre farm. Thanks
  • 23. gdfhy hhgfh said on June 22, 2012
    I have 6 acres in indonesia and want to farm chilis for export, how do I go about it?
  • 24. Samuel said on June 29, 2012
    Send me Business plan for chilli
  • 25. Maggie said on July 4, 2012
    I have a 5 acre farm in Western Kenya just above the equator and i want to farm chillis for export. Kindly send me Business plan for Chilli, Additionally i would be grateful to know where i can acquire the seed,Thanks
  • 26. anne muriungi said on July 17, 2012
    hi i'm interested in bullet chilli farming for commercial purposes i have a five acre piece of land along kangundo road slightly past joskar kindly advise how to go about it and how to export
  • 27. Natalie said on July 30, 2012
    Hi, I'm from Malaysia. I have a land with few acres. Could you provide the starting cost for chili farming? what I need to prepare for the set up? Is greenhouse is a must to set up? Thanks a lot.
  • 28. Tafadzwa said on August 2, 2012
    Hi, I own 3 hactares of land in Manicaland, Zimbabwe. i want to farm chillies for export. Kindly send me a small scale Business plan for Chilli, Additionally i would be grateful to know where i can acquire the seed, including the potential export market. thanks
  • 29. Alfred said on August 3, 2012
    Hi, I own 6ha of farmland in nanyuki. i want to farm chillis for export and local market. Kindly email business plan for chilli.
  • 30. Greentech Farm said on August 6, 2012
    I am planning to plant chilli in a greenhouse and I do not know how. Can I get some advice on the costing and technical skill. I intend to plant it in a commercial scale. My location is situated in east coast of Malaysia
  • 31. Joelle said on August 12, 2012
    Hi there, I live in Mauritius and want to start a chilli farm. Can you please help? Cheers J.
  • 32. sarah gobey said on August 15, 2012
    Western Cape south africa, please can you let me have business plan and growing help on chillis, would love to grow hydroponically
  • 33. Clare Stott said on August 24, 2012
    Hi I'm devising field trials for growing African Bird's Eye Chili in the Ganze region of Kenya near Kilifi District. We plan to grow the Chilis commencing in the 2013 long rains - around April time. I am currently trying to calculate the costs per acre. I need to know the costs for nursery establishment - so how much seed will need to be grown in the nursery to plant 1 acre of chilis outside once the seedlings are ready. Also, how many plants can be grown on 1 acre of land. Many thanks
  • 34. Ernst roche erasmus said on August 29, 2012
    Hi there I am in Pretoria South Africa. I need a business plan. I have a BEE business partner so I will be sorted. It's my best friend. We love human rights so we will be sorted with our workers although I know first we will have to work ourselves please give me some more advice.
  • 35. rochelle said on September 10, 2012
    Hi, i'm from South Africa and interested to chilli farming. Please advise if my country is the best or good place to start this kindly of business.
  • 36. rochelle said on September 10, 2012
    hi, i'm in South africa, gauteng pretoria. I would like some information on chilli farming is it god or bad, and where do i start with it? Which area in my country will be good, and if it will make good business? Thank you in advance.
  • 37. Ben Notes said on October 8, 2012
    I am going to start growing chillies on 2 hectars that I am preparing for the purpose. The farm is located 45 km northwest of Thabazimbi in Limpopo province. The soil I chose for this purpose is well drained. Any advice will be appreciated
  • 38. Miguel Alves said on October 10, 2012
    I own a Spar store in Cape Town and am interested in buying chillies. If anyone has fresh chillies available ( especially different variants -Habanero, Thai etc) they can contact me on 083 778 7273 or 021-422 1577 (07hr00-21hr00)
  • 39. khadananda said on October 19, 2012
    hi i live in nepal i like chillies plz help me i don't know anything about farm so i'm new in this sector so plz send me detail by mail
  • 40. nkhumeleni said on October 23, 2012
    hellos i just wanna know about the market, price of chilies. i am a BSC AGRI student who is in trend to grow chilies i the ten hectares. can you kindly give the advice in terms of the above and related matters. thanks
  • 41. Samaya D.R. Paudel said on November 10, 2012
    i have some lands in bara district, narayani zone of nepal and i wanna start the chilli gfarm please assist me with business plan and possibility of chilli farming in country like ours
  • 42. Nancy mutalemwa said on November 14, 2012
    Hi am interested in commercial chilli farming I have 5 acres , with 2 drip irrigation could you please assist business plan ,am from bagamoyo , coast region , Tanzania
  • 43. Ibrahim Otieno said on November 21, 2012
    My names are as above. I have land in Siaya District, want to know more about chili farming.
  • 44. Sophia Ndunge said on November 23, 2012
    I am in Nairobi Kenya and wish to learn more on chilli farming, varieties, different methods of farming chillies and marketing. Hi Dorcas, i would like to talk to you too on horticulture consultancy. pls contact me.
  • 45. Korir Nicholas Muge said on November 27, 2012
    I live in Sogoo location in Narok South District, Kenya. I have 0.5 acre of bullet chillis but have lacked buyers. Now I have several bags of dry bullets which I don't know what to do with them since I have not even herd seeds buyers. The crop is still fruiting and flowering and I am a member of a legally registered group. Truly speaking the person who introduced the project to us went away and never bothered to buy our produce. So I am looking for a possible exporters of the crop produce to sign contract with and do business. We have seeds in plenty. Please advice
  • 46. Fainess Kiwia said on November 30, 2012
    My name is Fainess Kiwia. I am a Tanzanian woman who is so much interested in producing ABE CHILI AND ROSELLA at Kiwangwa, coast region, Tanzania. I have started the initial processes of cleaning the farm and my plans are to start the farming early next year.

    I have contacted my friend, a lecturer at the University of Morogoro, TANZANIA and he said the weather is suitable. I am also thinking of advising the nearby people to do the same. My main problem is how to get the market for the products. Please advice me. I would also want to try to cultivate vanilla at the same farm. So far i have a nursery of 800 vanilla seedlings at my home place which i will shift them to my farm next raining season , april 2013. The weather at Kiwangwa is almost the same as that of Malindi, Kenya, and Malindi producer are doing very good. My farm has a lot of trees so i will use them as plant supports for vanilla vines. Please advice me. Fainess
  • 47. Ritesh said on December 2, 2012
    I am based in kenya we do large scale wheat and maize farming but want to venture into chilli farming can you please provide additional information including business plans. Do chilli require a lot of water? We have large dam to irrigate but we are in a very hot but low rainfall area but gets cold to possible frost at night can it be grown out doors or green houses best?
  • 48. altaf alidina said on December 3, 2012
    Lindi rural. interested in farming chillies. land size 300 acres.
    1. what is the approx yield per acre of land ?
    2. what is the going price for chillies, in kgs
    3. cost of growing in kgs
  • 49. Rick Cockcroft said on December 10, 2012
    Hi , I live in the karoo, eastern cape, South Africa. I would like info on growing chillies and where to get hot chilli seeds. Any Business plans for South Africa would be a great help ; )
  • 50. Sharon Louw said on December 13, 2012
    I live in Pretoria and I am looking for Chilli Bell Peppers in bloom for the 16th February 2013 I can send you a photo I just want 5 - 7 for presents. Could you please let me know if you can help. I do have a photograph that I am looking for. Even if it is from Cape Town. Thanks so much, Sharon Louw
  • 51. linus rop said on December 17, 2012
    Hi, i live in trans nzoia county and am interested in growing chilli kindly advice urgently need to plan for next year.
    1. what is the approx yield per acre of land ?
    2. what is the going price for chillies, in kgs
    3. cost of growing in kgs
  • 52. Lindiwe zuma said on December 29, 2012
    Hai i'm lindiwe zuma live in Kwazulu Natal i'm interested in farming chillies kindly assist me with information. south africa
  • 53. paul israel said on January 7, 2013
    I stay in Cape town, Paarl, S.A. I have 10 hectares of land in many ABE chilli seeds will I need to cover the land? I would like to export to U.S.A and Europe can u supply me with Potential Markets please? Thank you, God Bless!
  • 54. Priscilla Ojambo said on January 16, 2013
    Hello am interested in commercial chilli farming I have 1 acres ,and planning to apply drip irrigation. could you please assist with business plan and advice, am from Kampala ,Uganda. Priscilla
  • 55. hastings manase said on January 16, 2013
    Hi, i stay in Malawi, and am interested in chilli farming, please assist me with full information.
  • 56. Pieter said on January 17, 2013
    Good day, I want to plant chillies, can you send for me a proper guide to plant and also a business plant on chillies, I got 1 hac. Also what is the profit margin in chillies, thanks for your advice ,greetings
  • 57. Martin said on January 23, 2013
    I am interested in doing chilli farming in transmara(upto 5 acres). bullet chillies or red cayenne will do. Please provide me all necessary details
  • 58. Pieter Wiese said on January 23, 2013
    I am from Boschkop in South Africa, I have land and tunnels available for chilly farming and would appreciate a guide and business plan. I am looking at between 2 to 4 300m2 tunnels and 4 ha of open land. Please provide me with the necessary detail.
  • 59. Margaret said on January 26, 2013
    Hi my name is Margaret from Kenya. I have a farm in naivasha and I want to grow cayenne pepper for a profit. Please advise me with a business plan. How to grow and market them. Thanks
  • 60. mari said on January 31, 2013
    Hello, I'm looking for Chilli farmers, that are interested to do business. contact
  • 61. Anne Muasya said on January 31, 2013
    Hi. I would like to farm chillies for export. Kindly tell me where to get seeds for bullet chillies and how to get a market for the same. I have two acres of land but will start on one acre. Could you give me a business plan and also an idea of how long the crop takes to mature. I live in Nairobi , Kenya. Thank you for your help.
  • 62. Anne Muasya said on January 31, 2013
    Kenya. Nairobi. I have a farm in Machakos which is quite warm all the year round. Kenya is in East Africa.
  • 63. Harrison said on February 9, 2013
    Hi, I am from Voi Kenya near Mombasa where the climate is suitable for growing chillis. I would like to start a chilli farm, specializing in dried red chilli for export. Where can I get the market? Please advice.
  • 64. coen vermaak said on February 11, 2013
    i am interested in farming chillies commercially, could you perhaps send me the 5 year plan/ 1 am from the Tzaneen area (Limpopo) in South Africa, also the cost of growing in kgs ,the harvesting / m'2 in kgs .
  • 65. pepukayi chidanyika said on February 14, 2013
    I hope I find you well, i would like to venture into farming chillies for export. i am in harare, zimbabwe, and I kindly ask for information on chillies and a 5 year business plan for a 3 ha project. I would be grateful to know where I can acquire seed, which varieties have potential and also the potential markets.
  • 66. Marianne said on February 19, 2013
    Hi can you send me more tips on how to plant and grow chillies. I have no background in farming and I want to start a farming business this coming March. can you send more tips, blog sites to thanks!
  • 67. Johnson Loh said on February 21, 2013
    I am interested in farming chillies, can you send me a business plan?
  • 68. Mary said on February 21, 2013
    Hi. I am in Nairobi, Kenya and I would like to venture into farming chillies for export. Kindly assist me with the necessary information. Thank you
  • 69. Gerald said on February 27, 2013
    Am Gerald living along the Lake victoria i would like to venture into farming hot chillies for export and i own 10 acres of land kindly assist me how to do it and where can i find seeds.
  • 70. sandra makoasha said on March 5, 2013
    I started chilli farming last year and i am currently taking my chilli's to the market to be sold,however the I am making a loss instead of a profit. could it be possible for you to email me suggestions regarding ways to turn my chilli loss to a profit.I am from South African and my chilli farm is an average of 3 hectares,please send me a business plan regarding chilli farming.
  • 71. Theo du Plessis said on March 8, 2013
    Hi. I am starting to farm with chillies at Groot Marico in the Northwest of South Africa. Please help with a business plan for production on 5 hectares.
  • 72. Sean van Zyl said on March 11, 2013
    I am looking for a business plan for 4 hectares of chilli. Could you email me through your business plan for South Africa. We will be based in Fochville close to Potchefstroom in the Freestate, South Africa.
  • 73. Tariq Salim Karim said on March 17, 2013
    My location is between Karachi and Hyderabad with the temperature varies between 26 Centigrade to 45 centigrade. Area is 50 acres of land
  • 74. rebecca bosompem said on March 18, 2013
    my location is accra ghana. kindly send me a business plan for chili production which will be exported to other countries for 2 hectares of land
  • 75. marcus said on March 23, 2013
    Hi I'm Marcus from polokwane in limpopo, I used to plough chilli and sell it to locals so now I have a land and I want to expand in a way I can even export, I need a business plan, right now I'm busy with registering the business,
  • 76. Bella said on March 29, 2013
    Hi we live in Gordon's Bay, Helderberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Currently we make chilli sauce and bottled olives which we produce. We are considering expanding our variety to encompass a wider market. Please can you send us a business plan and the best way to go about it. We live on a hectare with 2 tunnels. Many thanks and much appreciation.
  • 77. Philip Welman said on April 9, 2013
    I am interested in chilli farming and I am currently located in Gauteng area, but are considering to relocated to Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape due to family matters. I would like to get assistance on a business plan and possible market advise. Please advise on the best location and on how to get into the market. Kind regards
  • 78. derrick said on April 9, 2013
    My name is derick thomas a young and up coming farmer from Pietermaritzburg,KZN south africa. I would apprieciate Advice,a five year business plan and the legalities and operational costs of the 2 hectare site.
  • 79. justin said on April 10, 2013
    hello im justin from durban. i'm looking for farmers who have chillies to supply me. or who willing to plant them an supply me. i can take 4.5tons of chillies per week if price is right.
  • 80. justin said on April 10, 2013
    if there any farmers willing to supply me chillies 4.5tons per week.
  • 81. ntokozo nxumalo said on April 13, 2013
    i'm ntokozo nxumalo like to farm chili please assist me with on formation alsa like to have my own necessary
  • 82. Mpume Shabalala said on April 15, 2013
    Hi, My mother and I have started to grow chillies and we have big land to plough more chillies. We are actually looking for customers and grow our business. Please assist us to develop this business. We are based in KZN - Hammarsdale. Available on: or 083 659 3293
  • 83. Sam Mang'anda said on April 18, 2013
    I have almost 20 hectors of land and I would like to go into farming chillies especially the Cheyenne Chillies.

    I need:
    1. A business plan for the farm and farming details.
    2. An export market for my chillies.
    Please assist me.
  • 84. carol said on April 19, 2013
    hi would like to grow chillie for commercial purposes on about an acre am located in kampala uganda
  • 85. noutchet sandrine said on April 24, 2013
    Hi I am a student in project management in Ivory Cost i have in project to go into farming chillies in Ghana where i own a land i need 1-a business plan for the farm and farming details
  • 86. Olive Mawindo said on May 3, 2013
    I have grown chili and am looking for a market. Kindly advise how I can go about exporting it.
  • 87. Rick said on May 7, 2013
    Hello folks, I live in Pearston, Eastern Cape in South Africa. Can anybody help me with business plan? And where I can obtain seeds for the hotter types? Thank you Rick
  • 88. Florence said on May 10, 2013
    Hi am in Kenya, my home area is very hot but i would like to do chili farming. Kindly send me a business plan.
  • 89. Michael Cheong said on May 20, 2013
    We are starting a trial plot of chillies. How to control the pest at minimum cost ?
  • 90. fiona achieno said on May 22, 2013
    i have a 2 acre in kitale and would like some info on chilly farming.
  • 91. omawindo said on May 23, 2013
    My location is Lilongwe, Central Region of Malawi. I chilli, my original plan was to sell it locally. However, due to rising labour costs selling it locally is not making business sense therefore would like to export it. Any export opportunities would be much appreciated.
  • 92. lekota Mokonyama said on May 24, 2013
    hi. I live in Cape Town South Africa. Could you please provide me with a 5 year plan business template on how to grow chillies. Many thanks
  • 93. Mary Muthoni said on May 26, 2013
    Hello, I am based in Nairobi have a 1/2 acre land at the outskirts of the city. Could you please provide information on chilli farming requirements, markets and standard profitability margins for both local and international markets
  • 94. Aurelio Salas said on June 6, 2013
    Hello, I am from the Philippines. I have a 3 hectare land and i would like to plant chillies for export. Kindly send me info about this matter. Thank you, Mr. Salas
  • 95. Nancy said on June 15, 2013
    I'm based in Nairobi Kenya and i'm interested in farming chillies. Kindly provide me with a 5 year business plan and info on local and international markets
  • 96. Toni said on June 17, 2013
    Hi i'm gonna be in hungary really keen on making a business with chiile farming. Would be great to get insight into the market in europe. Thank you.
  • 97. durga said on June 27, 2013
    Hello sir, i am interested in Chilli farming in western Nepal ,i hope for your kind guidance ,business plan and its marketing value, thanks with regards durga
  • 98. Dawda Baldeh said on June 28, 2013
    Dear sir/ Madam i am Gambian based in the Eastern part of the Gambia, am very much interested in farming the chile pepper please send a five detail business plan on international and local market.
  • 99. PEET RENS said on July 3, 2013
  • 100. Salma said on July 8, 2013
    My name is Salma and i am currently located in Mombasa I want red bullet chillies for sell. Kindly assist me. Thank you in advance.
  • 101. Julius said on July 13, 2013
    Am in Kenya and wish to grow chilli on three acre piece for export. kindly advise on the best variety, where the seeds could be sourced from and the companies involved in the exportation. Thanks.
  • 102. Brad - Barbwire Creek Produce said on July 15, 2013
    G'day, I have 20 acres, 5 if which is well drained and ex-sugar cane land. I plan to grow chilies for profit to supplement income and hopefully retire on. Could you please email me a business plan for a crop of ~5 acres? I have most of the ag equipment required (tractor, hoe, blade etc...) and plenty of water available. Cheers, Brad. Note: previous inquiry had incorrect email address. Thanks.
  • 103. santosh rijal said on July 16, 2013
    i'm a Nepalese non technical person for farming chili. i want to invest my little amount of money in this field. could you please show me the way to farm plenty of chilies with technically and international market to sell.
  • 104. Bernard said on July 18, 2013
    I am situated in Nairobi and buying green bullets and any other chilli. Korir Nicholas Muge you can contact me with the rest of the farmers if you're still planting the same. Hope to hear from you soon.
  • 105. sarah said on July 20, 2013
    I have a three acre land and i would like to plant chillies, in western Kenya,kindly pls advise me on how the markets both locally and internationally.
  • 106. Vinny said on July 23, 2013
    Hi I am in Houston, Texas and plan to grow peppers to sell to my local farmer's market. I plan to grow the exotic peppers, the ones you can not buy at a local big box store. Aji, white bell pepper, Create a display, give out samples, tell a story about the pepper, example the aji is a Peruvian pepper, ate by the Incas. Who would not want to buy that? Foodies is the market I want to sell to.
  • 107. Gilberto Nhantumbo said on August 1, 2013
    Hi I'm in Mozambique at Manica a province in the center of the country, I would like to start a Bird Eyes Chilies business and I'm looking for national and international market, please contact me for more details. Regards Gilberto
  • 108. charles kieser said on August 3, 2013
    I stay in the Pretoria area and need +- 150 kilos of red jalepeno a week. cel 0828511945
  • 109. Ray Mhembere said on August 6, 2013
    Hie i am Ray Mhembere i stay in Zimbabwe and we have a farm in Mashonaland Central and i want to venture in birds eye chilli farming. May i kindly have a 5year business plan of growing birds eye chillies. thank you
  • 110. stephen musiyawengwe said on August 18, 2013
    hi my name is stephen simbarashe musiyawengwe, i am the business development manager of a family farm in Chegutu, Ardlui farm just adjacent Chegutu Canners. i produce tomatoes, onions & am in the produce of growing my first ever Green Pepper-Calfornia Wonder Crop. i am interested in growing Chillies & am looking to network with anyone who can help me procure the seed & brain-storm money making ideas. my e-mail is
  • 111. Ochieng Christine said on August 25, 2013
    I live in the coastal part of Kenya and wish to grow chili on 1 acre plot for export. kindly advise on the best variety, where the seeds could be sourced from and the export markets. Thanks.
  • 112. Peter said on August 29, 2013
    am already farming chillie and hot pepper , in Kampala Uganda on 3 acres. However the challenges of enhanced production, pests and insects are becoming over whelming. 3/4 of my last planting didnt yield this time round however am still determined to get it right. I need technical guidance.
  • 113. Ruth nhari said on September 1, 2013
    I am in zimbabwe i want to grow chilli for export i have 2 hacters
  • 114. michael kitoto said on September 11, 2013
    hi my names are mike okoth i would like to start a chili farm and for export please advice me with all requirements i live in ahero kisumu county kenya
  • 115. PAMELA WANDA KAVOKI said on September 12, 2013
    Am pamela wanda am interested in planting chillis on commercial purpose. i have ten acres in Busia kenya
  • 116. justin said on September 14, 2013
  • 117. mohale said on September 15, 2013
    i have got 17 hacters to plant chillies farm is situated in modjadjiekloof, limpopo province South Africa. could you please assist me with a 5 year business plan.
  • 118. allan uglietti said on September 23, 2013
    Hi, Please could you assist me with a business plan to grow chills. I live in the vaal triangle area of south africa and have 5 hectares of land available. thanks very much
  • 119. Peter Chong said on October 10, 2013
    Hi I am in Malaysia and will be setting up a 2. 5 acre chilli farm soon. Any tips and useful information will be appreciated. Thank you
  • 120. Milli said on October 14, 2013
    Hi I am Milli from Isinya. I wanted to kindly request you to share information on African Bird's Eye Chillies. I would like you to share information on the following:
    - where to buy the seeds from
    - propagation duration
    - how many seedlings to be planted per acre
    - estimated yield per acre per flash and
    - how long the flashes are for
    - current local and export market prices
    Thank you.
  • 121. Donna said on October 15, 2013
    Hello , I am wanting to farm chillies small scale (1 to 2 hectare) in the magaliesburg area of South Africa. Please could you furnish me with some start up ideas and requirements. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. thank you
  • 122. Mahloele MM said on October 15, 2013
    I have a small holding(+- 18 hectares in MP, Ermelo (RSA) and would like to start growing chillies for commercial purposes. I need assistance as I know nothing about farming. I need to know if the area where the land is, is suitable and if so, can you assist with a business plan for 1,3 and 5years. Regards, MMM
  • 123. David said on October 16, 2013
    Hi guys, I am looking to buy fresh chillies in bulk. I am situated in the western cape(cape town). Can anyone who can either supply me or knows of someone please drop me an email at
  • 124. Hillary said on October 20, 2013
    Can chillies grow in any Eucalyptus Forest
  • 125. Senorine said on October 24, 2013
    Hi. I'm interested in growing chillies for commercial purposes mostly export. I have 5 acres of land and would like to know everything I need to get a bumper harvest, where to sell it and also a business plan.
  • 126. Arnold Zulu said on October 25, 2013
    My name is Arnold Zulu based in the copperbelt province of zambia and I have a 5 hactere piece of land and would like to have all the necessary information required to successfully invest in birds eye chillie production. I need to know were I can sell my crop and at what price per KG in $.
  • 127. khaled said on October 30, 2013
    salaam i am staying in malaysia i wanted to do this kind of farm plantation few years ago so i need help to start from you ,waiting for replay with regards.
  • 128. Judith said on October 31, 2013
    Hello, Am from Dar es salaam Tanzania, i have 5 acres of land in Bagamoyo, and 10 at Morogoro i want to start the Hot chill farming and Simsim/sesame for commercial purpose, i would like to know all steps from growing, harvesting and selling(the market for this product), and five year plan please. Thank you
  • 129. Judith said on October 31, 2013
    please advice how is it exported and which countries import chilli? regards
  • 130. samuel said on October 31, 2013
    i want to star chilli farming 1 acre. kindly send me the tips from nursery to market info
  • 131. Josiah said on October 31, 2013
    Hello i have a 42 ha undeveloped farm in Carltonville rsa and would like to venture into commercial chilli farming. I do not have the start up capital. Please advise on the best possible strategy and the most economic products to take with their target markets including countries.
  • 132. Joseph Gitigi said on November 1, 2013
    Got 3 acres at Nyahururu that would like to put under ABE. Any body else doing the same in the same locality.
  • 133. Monique said on November 9, 2013
    I would like to have a business plan on chilli farming and also which countries I could export to. Thanks
  • 134. ngoako bosch said on November 15, 2013
    hello, we have a family recipe for chilli paste and sauce and would like to get into the business of chilli farming and product distribution to south African supermarkets. can I please get advice on business plan and market linkages
  • 135. robert lumbasi webuye said on December 7, 2013
    am interested to offer business plan solutions in chilli farming under the nile chilli supplies
  • 136. Kafenero Edgar said on December 8, 2013
    whoever wants to learn more about chili, visit us on you will not regret. We have the market, we train and mentor and offer seeds and seedlings for those interested. we are found in uganda
  • 137. jesse ambrocio jr. said on December 18, 2013
    Hi! I am from the Philippines. we have a very good climate here in the Philippines very good for chili farming. we can export chili for only $2.00 per kilogram. We also sell hybrid chili seeds where you can harvest chili in just 70 days after transplanting. We can also partner with you to develop a very profitable chili farm in your country. just e mail me at Best Regards; jesse ambrocio
  • 138. most chiyungi said on December 21, 2013
    I live in Zambia on the copperbelt province, I want to start Chili farming business, pls tell me what varieties could be suitable for this place and what exactly steps i should take on planting, management, harvesting, storage and preparation for selling and any other information that I may be required
  • 139. Teuns Nel said on December 27, 2013
    Hi i'm from Rustenburg. and i'm looking for birds yey chillies seeds my mail address is if you can help .
  • 140. Christopher said on December 28, 2013
    Hi! We develop business plans for chili pepper and help you export it to market. Please contact me
  • 141. Rossouw Eksteen said on January 7, 2014
    Hi, I live in Modimole (Nylstroom) South Africa. I have 5ha to do a test run on planting chili's. Once it is successful I can extend. Can you please assist me with a business plan for a trial run. I would like to start planting seeds to trays by August at the latest.
  • 142. andy oliver said on January 12, 2014
    hi I am a chef living in London. I am looking for someone who wants to grow a different type of chilli which we dont have in london. there is a good market for this chilli and no one supplies it at the moment. if you have a farm and want to grow a new product then please contact me i can give you more information. thanks. andy
  • 143. sakhile said on January 15, 2014
    hi, my name is sakhile magwaza from Eshowe north of kzn please advise me on how can I grow my chilli business. thank you
  • 144. Rose said on January 21, 2014
    Hi am Rose from Uganda, Kampala and would like to grow chilli pepper on half an acre. Is it lucrative. Could you kindly send me a business plan for growing chilli? Thanks a lot.
  • 145. EVANS CHESIRE said on January 28, 2014
    i am mku student doing agriculture course and i am planning to start chilies production at mogotio baringo county, please i need your advice and can they do well in open area. thank you
  • 146. DEBORA SHITUVI said on January 29, 2014
    I live in ongata rongai and i want to grow bullet chillies in a quarter of an acre to start with. I need some advise on chilli growing and the income i expect. thank you.
  • 147. Sibusiso Mkhize said on February 12, 2014
    I have 2 acre land in South Africa, KZN, uMbumbulu that I would like to grow chillies for c commercial purposes. Please advise me on how to go about growing, harvesting and marketing. Please also send me a templet of a business plan. Regards Sibusiso Mkhize
  • 148. Ngwale said on February 13, 2014
    Good day, my name is Ngwale from South Africa-Polokwane. I have ten hectors of land, very good climate to plant,very reliable water source and R200 000 budget at hand to establish the farm.My intention is to complement chillies into my Archar business and also expand to sell to other respective clients. I need more information. I need business plan and guys that can help with quotations for net houses for protection against bad weather and any other information that will make the idea practicable. Kind regards, Ngwale
  • 149. Marios Jero said on February 25, 2014
    I live in Cyprus which has ideal weather for growing chillies. I have access to plenty of land and love the idea of growing them on a commercial basis. Please send me any info or a business plan so I can proceed.
  • 150. best ziks said on February 28, 2014
    hi my name is Best Ziks live in pietermaritzburg kwazulu Natal South Africa. please help me find market for chillies.
  • 151. Shelle May Garcia said on March 6, 2014
    hello i'm from the Philippines, we are planning to farm a hectare of chilli and we are willing to expand it if there is available market. anyone there interested to do business with us? please email me at and Godbless
  • 152. Osestates1 said on March 7, 2014
    i have birds eye chillies 3 ton for sale at 2.20USD per kg ex works Malawi contact
  • 153. hamid said on March 16, 2014
    Hello All, My name is hamid from the netherlands and i am interested in hot chilli (habanero type) only that type i deal with. i need like 5000 kg. I already import from ughanda en domincan republic but is not enough. Regards, Hamid
  • 154. dexter muye said on March 17, 2014
    I'm in mombasa kenya,i grow long cayenne and african birds eye chillies. please connect me with buyers and other chill farmers in the coast of kenya so that we can share ideas. Send me a business plan .
  • 155. Stephen kiteme said on March 26, 2014
    Hi, @Hamid in the Netherlands and other buyers of all kinds of chillies contact me, there is plenty of all types of chillies in kenya. Please indicate the quantity required per week and the costs per kilo. Thanks Steven.
  • 156. Paul Makunyane said on March 27, 2014
    My father is a professional birds eye chilli farmer but the issue is that after harvest he has no info or plan how to successfully distribute it, please help
  • 157. Terry MacDonald said on March 28, 2014
    I am interested in growing chili peppers in Mexico and in Uganda. Please email me any information as to how I might explore this opportunity.
  • 158. Lynn said on April 6, 2014
    I am from Malaysia and am starting an authentic nyonya curry paste and chilli dip business. Would appreciate advice on how to market and distribute the products overseas. Thanks.
  • 159. Muaka said on May 5, 2014
    @Christopher, Your address is bouncing mail. I'm getting ready to start harvesting 5 acres of African bird's eye chili peppers (ABE) in Malindi at the Kenyan coast. I need to talk to you about the market.
  • 160. David said on May 9, 2014
    I am interested in getting assistance with chillies farming. I have access to 10 acres of land in Ruai acre Nairobi Kenya with a borehole 220 meters deep, and already installed 1 acre on drip irrigation. I am looking to plant a crop like chilies with a reasonable level of drought and disease resistance. If the initial acre is successful and profitable, i plan to expand to fill the whole 10 acres with chilies and mass produce. Kindly let me know what i need to do to be part of your program. we are trying to seek support from partners like you on securing reliable markets for different products like chilies. Regards, David Mbugua
  • 161. oswell Jeranyama said on May 22, 2014
    I am looking for a market for bird eye chillies (dried) For orders please email me @ or contact me on 0786744363
  • 162. mbugua joseph said on May 22, 2014
    I live in nakuru kenya and i like to start chill farming in 1 acre . how will market them in a bigger number.
  • 163. Rudolph Faurie said on May 27, 2014
    Hi there. I live in Cape Town and have been growing my organic chilli's for 2 years now. please send me an e-mail if you would like to connect.
  • 164. Andrew Shitakha said on June 11, 2014
    Hi. I live in Kenya and I am interested in growing chillies for commercial purposes. Would you be kind enough to advice:
    1. Expected Yield per hectare
    2. Approximate Cost required to start
    3. Approximate Selling Price per Kg
    4. Approximate time it will take to make 1st harvest once seedlings are planted.
    5. Expected harvests per yr
    6. How many harvests are expected from the same plant.
  • 165. Alfred N Paul said on June 23, 2014
    am a farmer of chilli near kitui town, south eastern Kenya.type: the african bird's eye and the demon. Have been unable to get market for green chilli. if interested please contact me..
  • 166. elisha nyangaire said on June 25, 2014
    I have got a 4ha plot and interested in venturing into contract chili farming.
  • 167. Judith Kavete said on June 30, 2014
    I am planning to grow ABE chilli in Malindi. Where can i sell them at the coast.
  • 168. AM said on July 1, 2014
    I want to get into commercial chili growing around Kampala, Uganda.
    1. Is it worth growing the in a greenhouse or should I plant it in the outdoors?
    2. How many chili plants can I grow on an acre?
    3. What would be the expected (estimate) harvest per acre
    4. How is the export market for fresh chili?
    Thanks, AM
  • 169. Eric said on July 3, 2014
    It's good to see new farmers interested in chilli farming. I am a professional consultant if someone needs extension service on large scale production contact me.
  • 170. Zanele said on July 4, 2014
    I have 5 ha land which I planted beans and butternut before. I want to plant chilli in my area at Jozini farms, it doesnt rain there, we only use irrigation but the soil is rich (red colour). Can u help me with guidance and marking overboard. Your response will be of great help. Thank you.
  • 171. elisha nyangaire said on July 11, 2014
    I am new small scale farmer in Zimbabwe 4Ha, 11 interested in contract chili farming.
  • 172. Enock Mangame said on July 15, 2014
    Hello I live in Malawi and want to start growing Hot Chilli peppers for commercial purposes. Would you be kind enough to advice:
    1. Quantity of seed/seedlings required per hectare
    2. Quantity/type of farm inputs required (eg fertilizers)
    3. Best practices to follow for maximum profit
    4. Quantity of harvest per hectare
  • 173. sophie said on July 31, 2014
    i have ready market for abe chillies/cayern in large volumes. sign a contract. bullets chillies order ni minimal but its there. farmers in ta house email me
  • 174. Elizabeth said on August 8, 2014
    Hi am based in London and i need farmers with chillies, ravaya and bullet to contact me . If you have over 1000 kg contact me on 00447920771434 text I will call back. Or email
  • 175. Elizabeth said on August 9, 2014
    Hi there ,I'm based in uk and am interested in buying Asian vegetable in large quantities from Kenya and any other African country ,I require ravaya ,bullet ,Birdseye ,pink ravaya and aubergine plus hot pepper. Contact me on 00447920771434. Thank you
  • 176. Martin Ndlovu said on August 13, 2014
    Hi, i own a portion of land near Lowscreek,Mpumalanga, South Africa and i am interested in farming chillies but do not know where to start, assist me please. my email address is
  • 177. richard ng said on August 25, 2014
    Looking for long term tenant. fixed rate for first 5 years at RM 400 / monthly for total 4 acres. Can use for any agricultural cultication as long nothing illegal. Interested please call or whatapps me 017.389 3196 |, Thank you. Richard, Valid until 31.10.2014
  • 178. Sangara said on October 22, 2014
    some advice on chili farming. 25 acres just idle, i wish to farm near Isiolo....maybe companies ready to enter into a contract, ready market where i can bring other farmers on board maybe....kindly assist with business plan for well planned agribiz..
  • 179. nhlanhla ngcobo said on October 23, 2014
    Hi, I am at Ndwedwe, near kingShaka airport, I have started planted chillies. Please send me also the business plan as i need to grow and also find market. kind 0834731727
  • 180. Isaac said on October 23, 2014
    Hi, am glad for the business opportunity. Kindly just want you to assist me have the market of Chilli. I'm located at Bisunu P.O Box 21 Matete. Kakamega County and Nairobi Kenya.
  • 181. Mwai said on October 23, 2014
    While a biz plan is good for long term purposes, the most important thing is to start what you want to do. Plant some chilli plants and learn the ropes as you God about creating your biz plan.
  • 182. Michael said on October 23, 2014
    hello there! I am Michael and am interested in chilly farming. I am in Nanyuki and i want to know if the chilly can do well there.
  • 183. mindelbert said on October 24, 2014
    hi i'm mindelbert from gloria, oriental minoro philippines, I have already a chili farm but dont have any buyers yet..could you please send me all the list of chili buyers here in the philippines and their contact numbers as well? hope you can help me.thanks
  • 184. Christine Esinam Kpodoviah said on October 25, 2014
    Hi, am Christine from Accra Ghana and am glad for the business opportunity. Kindly assist me with a business plan and the market of Chilli.
  • 185. Rachel Nduta said on November 2, 2014
    Hi thanks for the business plan. I am looking to start chilli farming. I live in Ngong town Kenya. Please send me a business plan and how to get a market for the chillies.
  • 186. Dominic said on November 5, 2014
    My name is Dominic from Nanyuki Kenya.I will soon be starting large scale chillie farming. Please help me get a business plan for the same.
  • 187. John Jayaraj said on November 9, 2014
    Hello there, I'm keen to start up a 2 acre area for chilli planting. I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I would be most grateful if you could kindly send me a model business plan including costs involved, showing yield prospects and income expectations. I intend to carry this project using the fertigation system. Thank you.
  • 188. Riaan Marais said on November 11, 2014
    Hi I am from South Africa Gauteng region and would like more information on chilli farming .Please assist.
  • 189. Elizabeth said on November 13, 2014
    Hi, am a buyer interested in buying Habanero in large quantity for export given the right price. please contact me. My email
  • 190. castory sengula said on November 17, 2014
    I live along the Lake Victoria in Mwanza(Ukerewe island) TANZANIA and want to farm chilli together with vanilla at the same time for commercial purposes using greenhouses. PLEASE advice how to go about it and how can I find seeds. How is it exported and which countries and industries or companies purchase or import chilli and vanilla in Tanzania? Can you please send me 5years chilli and vanilla farm business plan. ---'---Q.2. I would like to know all steps for both crops(chilli and vanilla) from growing,harvesting,and selling (the market for these product).
  • 191. Mpiima Christopher. said on November 21, 2014
    Well, this is Christopher Mpiima from Africa [Uganda]where good fertile and good climate is found for better agriculture and good returns to be expected. It's a great opportunity to find you because here in Uganda it's very difficult for youth like me to find financial opportunities which can help our lives, and if the chance of farming is provided, Again finding market will be a great problem to us. So in the name of the Lord am requesting that if there is any opportunity of me and other young people like me who are of my age of 24, that can allow us to grow any crop call it Chilli, Hot paper and other products, Am really so happy for it and i welcome it. So be blesses as i wait for your respond back. thanks. [Kampala Uganda]
  • 192. Justus said on November 22, 2014
    Hello I am Progressive farmer in Uganda Kisoro, Where can I get seeds for planting Spices. Thanks
  • 193. Florah said on November 28, 2014
    I am from Limpopo in South Africa. I have started with habanaro farming and I want to know the best time to plant for commercial. I need your advice on how to plant habanaro.
  • 194. norma maja said on November 29, 2014
    Hi my name is Norma Maja, live in south Africa, johannesburg and would like to grow or farm chilies, i have been dreaming and don't know how to start
  • 195. cynthia said on December 1, 2014
    I have one hector of land and i want to plant chilies next month February. How much can i get from that one hector on a monthly basis. Kind regards. Cynthia.
  • 196. robbin mwangi said on December 5, 2014
    i live in the central part of kenya and want to farm chilli for commercial purposes. please advice how to go about it. how is it exported and which countries import chilli plus a 5 acre business plan on the subject above
  • 197. peter said on December 11, 2014
    Hi My name is Peter, currently living in Nairobi. I'm interested in farming chili for commercial purposes. Please forward me a business plan plus any advice your my be having. I will really appreciate.
  • 198. Colin Weiss said on December 20, 2014
    Hi I've got 1ha land and a 300 sq tunnel. Can you supply me with Input cost and profit on chilly growing and also what the market is
  • 199. fahim qazi said on December 21, 2014
    Dear Sir, Greetings, i from parbhani, maharashtra state in India. I am interested to know chilli cultivation in open field of 5 acre land. We have drip irrigation & open well as well as borewell. Appreciate your professional guidelines at your earliest opportunity. Best regards.
  • 200. Ondeko Joel said on January 1, 2015
    My name is Ondeko Joel and i am interested in growing chilli for export please give me advice on how to go about it and the prices, i am in Rwanda and i want to grow it on 20 hectares.
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