How to Grow Capsicum

Capsicum grows well in warm temperatures in direct soil but may also be grown indoors as seedlings. They require good watering and frequent fertilizing to ensure healthy produce.

These are just few of the things that you need to learn when growing capsicum.

Capsicum is usually associated with the sweet pepper but may also be used to describe hot peppers as well. They grow slowly and sometimes take more than five months until you can harvest them. They require high temperature and are very sensitive to salt. They are initially grown in seed tray and are planted out in a month or so. The ideal soil temperature is between 18 degrees and 35 degrees C. It is usually harvested in 10-12 weeks and may be cut from the plant with a sharp knife.

The growth of your capsicum depends on the climate of the area you plan on planting it in. In warm climates you may plant capsicum in the soil direct, in cold climates you may want to keep your seeds indoors and transfer them to larger pots once they grow bigger. When they are big enough to plant into the ground, do so when it is warm enough and be able to keep the plants at least eighteen inches from each other. Water regularly and it will also be a good idea to keep them well fertilized. Make sure however not to water them too much since they must be dry for a while between your watering. Prune them to concentrate the nutrients on particular branches, and to ensure a healthy and good harvest.

Add fertilizer at least once a month when you see that the fruit is starting to form. You may start harvesting your crops once the peppers are at least 3 inches in diameter. Continuous harvest will make the plant create more produce.

The peppers are initially green, as they mature they turn yellow, then red and finally orange. Harvest according to what type of peppers you need or prefer.

There comes a time thought that the capsicums become less productive over the years, therefore you may have to replant with new seedlings. They are also perennial plants, meaning that during the winter season they go dormant and they resume their growth and development in the spring. They have similar requirements to tomatoes however do not require as much phosphorus as they prefer calcium.

The plant is best positioned in clear view of the sun or at slight shade. They may be grown inside as seedlings, in pots or outside in direct soil. They are heat tolerant yet not frost tolerant. When harvesting one may twist the fruit off the branch however since they are very sensitive and brittle, it may be best to cut off the fruit with a sharp knife or scissors. They bear many fruit yet not all may be of ideal health, so it is best to prune some flowers or fruits to keep the nutrients flowing to particular produce only. Aphids, other pests and common bacteria should be taken care of immediately upon identification.


  • Gopinath,P said on July 23, 2010
    sir, I am a farmer from Andhra Pradesh,India.I own 30 acres of farm land and interested in organic farming. I need simple and good advice on that.
  • gemma wilson said on October 6, 2010
    hello i was just wondering how capsicums are grown and harvest plz
  • mesake Niumataiwalu said on January 16, 2011
    I am a farmer in Fiji Islands and mostly grow root crops. I am interested to grow vegetables due to the demands here. First up I'm planing to grow tomatoes and need some advice.
  • vipul said on February 17, 2011
    want to do agriculture business. also tell the procedure how to grow capsicum .i am form uttar pradesh -India.
  • Kiran said on March 6, 2011
    Hi, I am interested in starting Capsicum farming. Can you please send me the details for starting Capsicum farming in India? Thanks Kiran
  • Hasan Munshi said on April 26, 2011
    Dear Sir, I am a computer engineer from Bangladesh who wants to start organic farming. What should I need to know as a beginner?
  • Ashish Patel said on May 27, 2011
    hello, i am a farmer from Mehsana in Gujarat, How can i start capsicum farming & how many investment in this business. pls send me total information about this business. Thanks
  • viral said on July 19, 2011
    i am farmer of sabarkantha (GUJRAT) & i want to start growing different types of capsicum so which type of soil will be require and is it better to grow from seed of capsicum or directly grow from plant by taking from supplier? so please send me a detail on my email id... thanx
  • Avadesh sachan said on July 31, 2011
    I am farmer of kanpur dehat (U.P) & i want to start growing Red & Yellow capsicum so which type of soil will be require and where we find best seed of capsicum so please send me a detail on my email id... thanx
  • tubuna said on August 4, 2011
    I acquire a 10hct of land in the west(nadi) in fiji and wish to seek some advice in the farming of capsicum in these area
  • mandeep singh said on August 18, 2011
  • CHINMOY BISWAL said on October 13, 2011
    sir, i am an mba from utkal university and interested in capsicum farming.being a starter i lack knowledge in this field,so i need your assistance. mayurbhanj(orissa)
  • MURALI .G said on October 17, 2011
    I am farmer from bangalore i own 10 acres of land presently our project under progress colour capsicum under 10000sq mts 3 acres, remaining land i am planed to cultivate green capsicum in open field it is possible please suggest me
  • Shreeraj said on November 2, 2011
    Hi, I have 40 acres of land in AP & very keen to start with Red & yellow Capsicum farming. I have no knowledge of the same & require your guidance in helping me out with any information related to this. Thanks.
  • filipo delai said on November 2, 2011
    interested in starting a capsicum farm please send me ideas and advice on how to start my farm.
  • ramprasad said on November 25, 2011
    Hi I am ramprasad having 5 acres land with drip irrigation. In that land I already cultivated oilpalm but it will be yielded after 3 years, So I need to cultivate capsicum or any other in between the plants of oilpalm. Thank you
  • KAMRAN ALI BEG said on January 7, 2012
    i am from BANGLADESH AND I AM INTERESTED TO GROW COLORS CAPSICUM. i would appreciate if kindly help me in this regards. thanks. kamran ali beg
  • Suseela said on January 13, 2012
    This is suseela and I am having 5 acres land with drip irrigation At Kavali in Nellore District, AP, I am very much interested to know about capsicum cultivation, please help me out and guide me about this. Thanks in advance.
  • RENUBABU said on January 22, 2012
  • chandra said on January 25, 2012
    Sir, I am from chittor dist, AP. pls send me the details of red and yellow capsicum cultivation to my mail. thank u sir
  • Naveen Kumar said on February 1, 2012
    Dear Sir, I am from a small town near Vijawada Andhra Pradesh. I am interested in using Green house technology to cultivate Capsicum. Even though I have refereed few websites I am not very clear regarding the same. Can you please help how this can be achieved. Thank you, Naveen
  • nafees said on February 19, 2012
    dear sir i would like to know detail about capsicum cultivation. in madhubani, bihar. Looking forward patna as market for the same.
  • Ravi Shelar said on March 23, 2012
    I have a four and a half bighas of farm land in Ahmedabad, near Dahegam at Vahelal village. I am interested in growing capsicum. but have no idea how to do it. plzzz help
  • Raymund J.D. said on March 23, 2012
    Sir, my name is Raymund from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo island) and I am a farmer. I am planting green capsicum. Somehow the plant is very slow in growing and getting a bit yellowish. How to solve the problem so that the plant will be fast growing and greenish and can I plant capsicum of other colors in my place at Kundasang? Please show me the way. Thank you.
  • y.chandra sekhar reddy said on March 28, 2012
    sir,i have two acres of drip irrigated land in Anantapur town in AP. can you kindly help and guide me to cultivate capsicum. i am eagerly waiting for your response, thank you sir.
  • Lokesh said on April 23, 2012
    Hello sir, i have 3 acres of land.i completed BE. Please guide me how to grow capsicum in open fields.I'm waiting for ur response.As soon as i get response from u i'm going to start my farming business.
  • nagaraj said on April 30, 2012
    i need information training programs in hyderabad related to yellow and red capsicum. i stay in hyderabad need information regarding whether hyd(surrounding places in hyd) is suitable for growing capsicum(yellow and red).
  • shyam said on May 10, 2012
    how to use fertilizer in capsicum crop in bilaspur himachal
  • amjad Fakih said on May 15, 2012
    i am from maharashtra raigad i want to start capsicum greenhouse so please give me all details of project how much i required finance and how much profit is possible. thanks
  • Maruthi said on May 28, 2012
    I am Maruthi. i want to know the information about the cultivation of Capsicum(Green,yellow and Red). Could any one please let me know the information about the same.
  • kaushik lahoti said on May 30, 2012
    i have a huge land for farming i'm from vidisha(M.P) i wanna nw abt growing capsicum season, method, everything so plz help on that...
  • M Shivakumar said on May 31, 2012
    Interested to know about Green House Capsicum cultivation. Please provide the details. I am a Mechanical Engineer. Settled in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Thanking you and expecting your reply at the earliest.
  • Velumurugan said on June 25, 2012
    I am interested in farming Capsicum in Tamilnadu, India, Can you give me the suggestions and ideas to go about.
  • Chethan said on June 26, 2012
    I am having a farm house ,in that 3 acres i want to start color capsicum cultivation .I am from Maddur 90kms from Bangalore . Kindly send details and help me to set up this project.
  • skassociates said on June 26, 2012
    sir i intend to grow capsicum as an inter-crop in my banana plantation , the spacing between each banana planter is six feet , pls provide me your valuable input regards sk
  • pravin patel from gujarat mehsana said on July 4, 2012
    sir i want information about capsicum planting and seed is best in production and rate to sell in market thanks
  • srinivas reddy said on July 4, 2012
    sir, I am a farmer from Andhra Pradesh, India. i need information training programs in hyderabad related to yellow and red capsicum. i stay in hyderabad need information regarding whether nellore is suitable for growing capsicum(yellow and red). interested in organic farming. I need simple and good advice on that.
  • Rajesh said on July 6, 2012
    Dear sir i want to know capsicum Farming in andhrapradesh, india
  • saiendra sahoo said on July 6, 2012
    sir is climate of orissa is suitable for capsicum farming
  • pramod r patil said on July 20, 2012
    Dear sir i am capsicum growing farmer from sangli maharastra please give me detail fertilize and. Plant. Protection
  • madhu said on July 21, 2012
    radhey radhey, i'm staying in a small village in UP, BARSANA in an aashram. what vegetables can be grown in pots easily.
  • Dr. Abdul Hannan said on July 25, 2012
    Dear Sir, I'm interested to cultivate CAPSICUM in 2 acres of land. Please be kind enough to suggest me the method of how to cultivate CAPSICUM & oblige! Thanks. Best Regards. Dr.Hannan Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Asabe Caleb said on July 26, 2012
    Dear Sir/Ma'am, I reside in the central part of Kenya and I am keen on growing capsicums and Tomatoes in the greenhouse for higher yields and better quality. I will appreciate if I can get info on the cultural activities involved and the type of fertilizers to use. Best regards Asabe
  • Rahul Brahmbhatt said on July 26, 2012
    Hello, I'm From Patan North Gujarat in India., so i want to become a greenhouse maker. so what is the process for become a green house agent. and i have touch in 5 greenhouse owner who want to sale whole production of their green house. please give some information on my Email id. Thank you...
  • ramesh venkataraman said on July 28, 2012
    Dear sir. We have several acres of land in karnataka. We are basically growing pappya coconut, mangos and tomatoes. We are interested in growing capsicum green varieties. We require your help from buying seeds to fertilizers advise in details. we can also hire some consultants if necessary. Pl advise or call on me the+919448457695. hanks. Regards. Ramesh
  • amitpatel said on August 4, 2012
    hello sir i amit patel from sabarkantha (gujarat) interested in capsicum farming. I want all detail to know about capsicum farming. I consist 1 hactre land with drip irrigation. Green house is required? with out it possible to grow capsicum? Thank you
  • avinash muthal said on August 7, 2012
    I am interested in organic farming of red and yellow capsicum in Pune, Maharashtra, India. I have 1 acre of land. How many sapling would I need to cover this area, what is the expected yield in quintals, what are the probable diseases I need to be aware of ? Pl reply back at the earliest. regards and best wishes
  • haresh said on August 8, 2012
    give me detail information about cultivation of capsicum in green house .project area near by surat in gujarat.
  • Amit said on August 8, 2012
    Hi. I amit patel. I want to know all detail information about capsicum farming. Plz send me detail on or call-09924288284 thanks
  • Manju said on August 13, 2012
    Hi. sir i am farmer i own 10acres of land in mysore .so i need an information about how to grow capsicum so can u please assist me , u can contact me on 9620720891 or else u can send me the details on thanks
  • shivakumara.d.e said on August 23, 2012
    dear sir, i am a farmer, engineer and a businessman, i want details about growing of capsicum and which is better seed to be used for better yield, rate and demand. thanking you. shivakumara.d.e, avanagere. karnataka.
  • Girish babu said on August 24, 2012
    Hi ,i need information on what all the precations to be taken in the process of cultivating capsicum ,please reply on
  • mitesh patel beginner adviser said on August 29, 2012
    we are wide manufacture of capsicum mother if you want to the any information about capsicum farming so you call on my mobile 09428359921 || Capsicum Farming Consultant

  • laxman shelar said on September 2, 2012
    dear sir i am farmer and businessmen. i want detail about growing of capsicum and which is better seed and better season thanking u laxman shelar lonavala pune
  • priya said on September 8, 2012
    i am student and I am having a farm house in that 1 acres i want to start color capsicum cultivation. but the problem is i had recently growing 75 mango tree in that land so is it possible to setup green house plant there. I am from valsad from gujarat. Kindly send details and help me to set up this project
  • kuldeep singh said on September 21, 2012
    sir i am a farmer. i want some information about capsicum farming in polyhouse.
  • Engineer Md.Mahbub Alam said on September 22, 2012
    i am from BANGLADESH AND I AM INTERESTED TO GROWING COLORS CAPSICUM. i would appreciate if kindly help me in this regards. thanks. MAHBUB MD.MAHBUB ALAM BANGLADESH
  • Aditya yaga said on September 26, 2012
    Helo sir I have five acres of land in north andhra pradesh, india.Is this land suitable to capsicum cultivation. incase if it suitable, how to start capsicum cultivation. please advise me.
  • santsh kumar pathak said on September 27, 2012
    i am employee in Agri-sector company. i want to know all about green house and vegetable production in green house with cost cultivation for one acre.
  • Vijay said on October 1, 2012
    Hi sir, I am from Andhra Pradesh, I want to know about the cultivations of Capsicum in coastal area. Please send me in detail information. Thanks
  • babu said on October 8, 2012
    Sir i am from vizianagaram, andhrapradesh. I am cultivating paddy, sugarcane, banana. But here no profits in this crops. Is Capsicum better one? Then Can you guide me to choose better option.
  • rajesh said on October 17, 2012
    i am from bihar, eastern part of india....i have 10 acres of agriculture land. generally we cultivate traditional food like wheat, pulses etc. i am interested in colour capsicum cultivation. quality of land is very fertile. because its very near to river ganga. plz suggest asap.
  • D Prabhakar said on October 19, 2012
    Can i Grow Capsicum in Bihar (In Madhubani District)? If yes, Write in details. How and when??
  • Galvani ankit said on October 20, 2012
    I create green but I don't know how many time to capsicum plant grow up and where is market in Gujarat mahesana so please give a information about this and my mobile no is(9594842417)
  • imran feroz said on October 24, 2012
    dear sir i am from gujrat please guide me on some of following issue
    1. how can i protect my capsicum and cucumber from above 40 degree heat in high tunnel.
    2. sowing time of nursery of pepper and method of sowing in gujrat in summer.
    3. can i use spun bonded(non woven) material for high tunnel.
    4. how much height of tunnel make role in reducing heat.
    5. do colour shaded cloth play any role to reduce heat please guide me
  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on October 31, 2012
    Dear @imran feroz, I am a farmer from Ludhiana in Punjab. From my experience I would suggest following:
    1. For controlling temperature, please use three thermometers. One for ground temp, second for air temperature inside your greenhouse or tunnel and third for outside temperature. Temperatures inside the greenhouse above 33-35 c can be damaging. To bring the 40 degrees temp down, you can use dark green mesh on roof for shade and also proper ventilation( small battery operated exhaust fans near the roof of green house) can be helpful. Also align your greenhouse during construction in North South direction to avoid Afternoon Sun through roof. The dark mesh can be used on sides in this case.
    2. Aug sept and also march can be ideal for sowing if using two crops a year otherwise plan it in a way that transplantation takes place after peak summer in Gujrat.
    3. Non woven material can also be used if you have proper ventilation planned. Aim is to regulate temp.
    4. Height > 15 feet is ideal but higher the roof, better is it though it is more costly to go higher. So it will depend on budget if you are using only one layer crop.
    5. Dark green cloth can be useful to reduce heat with ventilation. You have to balance it with provision of sun light. Though dark colors absorb more heat but can be used for shade purpose if greenhouse is ventilated by exhaust fans. All the best, || Farming Expert

  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 2, 2012
    Dear @D Prabhakar , Yes you can grow Capsicum in Bihar. Madhubani happens to be one of the fertile regions with natural alluvial soil and good underground water. Weather conditions are good. It all will depend on the scale at which you want to do capsicum farming.It can be done in a greenhouse or in open conventional way. The problem in open conventional farming capsicum in Madhubani will be the winters. Capsicum plants do not withstand extreme cold weather and also extremely hot. best way to begin would be to decide upon the scale and also a budget, then get the soil tested. Now depending upon your budget, I can suggest the suitable way to begin with and accordingly the infrastructure can be created. It is advisable to go for greenhouse cultivation because of better production and more profits in long run and it requires a small area of land. i Hope this helps. All the best. || Farming Expert

  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 2, 2012

    @Galvani ankit, Gujrat has very good structure for agricultural produce marketing. For beginners, its better to sell it the conventional way in local vegetable markets to commission agents and wholesale buyers. Later on, one can undertake direct marketing and supply to retail chains like Bharti walmart, Reliance fresh etc. Also Gujrat has big tourism industry and most hotels would be happy to get regular supply of fresh vegetables from a farmer like you. Regards, || Farming Expert

  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 2, 2012

    @rajesh, It seems from your email that you really have a nice piece of fertile land with proximity to river water. 10 acres is ideal size land holding for cultivation of vegetables on commercial scale. You have not mentioned about the returns you are getting from wheat and pulses cultivation but going by general knowledge I would say that you can almost double your profits by switching to vegetable cultivation using scientific methods. Its not difficult at all since you already seem to have the basic farming knowledge. If you do not want to convert whole of 10 acres into vegetable farming, you can do it in phases i.e you can start with just 2 acres to begin with and gain experience and expertise and also compare your efforts and profits as compared to conventional wheat cultivation. You can write here giving more details about the area which you would like to begin for vegetables(capsicum in particular) and what kind of budget you got? Also mention about the soil quality? Please get the soil tested if not done yet? Also if you have a source of electricity and water pump etc and how much labour you can put in( self and also hired contractual)? Since you already growing pulses, that piece of land would be better for vegetable plantation for soil quality. All the best. Regards, || Farming Expert

  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 2, 2012

    @saiendra sahoo, You can definitely grow capsicums in Orissa. But I am only doubtful about coastal areas or wetlands like Chilka lake in your state. Best would be to get the soil tested and send in the results and then I can say with more authority about the success of capsicum farming. Please mention about location, type of soils, water quality, irrigation method and area on which you want to establish this farm. All the best. Regards, || Farming Expert

  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 2, 2012

    @babu, Being a farmer myself I understand your plight about declining profits. I do not want to make a Political statement here but no govt has done something CONCRETE AND MEANINGFUL for FARMERS. I will try and answer your question although you have not given sufficient information.

    Capsicums and for that matter, other vegetables like tomato, brinjals, onions, garlic can definitely give higher returns than conventional wheat, paddy, sugarcane. But a lot depends on the location of your farm, your marketing setup, weather, soil quality, irrigation and also area of farm and of course your budget. vegetable farming is more difficult( time and regular supervision needed) and would need more personal attention by farmer. While conventional crops are easier to manage and sell and as we call it in local language that it can be done by ABSENTEE FARMER ALSO because of less efforts and organised purchase. 

    If you are willing to work hard and commit more time, you can SURELY make better profits from these alternative options specially small farmers. I can give detailed inputs if you write here with complete details of your farm and intentions. All the best. || Farming Expert

  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 2, 2012

    @priya, Since you mentioned that the 75 mango trees have been planted recently, there is possibility to set up green house for capsicums and vegetables but in next 3-4 years you might face problems with space management when the trees will be growing taller. I would suggest setting up of green house in the eastern part of your farm and the length of green house in north-south direction. These capsicum plants need good sunlight of proper cultivation. Alternatively you can go in for shade loving plants under mango trees till those trees are still growing. All the best. Regards, || Farming Expert

  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 2, 2012

    @santsh kumar pathak, The cost can be anything from Rs.125/sq yard to Rs.1500/sq yard depending upon the type of Green house( i.e Poly green house, Fibre green house, energy generating solar Synthetic greenhouse etc) and it also depends on location as each state has a different policy for subsidy( States like Punjab offer upto 50% subsidy)...and also the kind of crops you intend to cultivate, weather, irrigation method, size....etc. Since you already work in agri company, I don't know if you asked the question for business or self set up? || Farming Expert

  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 2, 2012

    @Aditya yaga, yes, you can determinately start capsicum cultivation on your 5 acres. But its not clear if you want to go in for greenhouse or open conventional cultivation? And also your previous exp as farmer, soil quality and irrigation available. If you write with these details, I can provide more specific information. All the best, Regards, || Farming Expert

  • Ashirbad Pratikananda said on November 6, 2012
    Hello Sir I just want a detail regarding coloured capsicum cultivation .If u can pls provide some info like-what should be the soil quality. water requirement etc. waiting for your reply.
  • Aditya yaga said on November 6, 2012
    Yes sir I have experience some crops like tuber, sugar cane and palm oil trees. I want to cultivate in open conventional and our soil is red and sand mixing and also having one bore well for water facility. Please kindly advise me soon. ..... than q ---Aditya yaga
  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on November 14, 2012

    @Aditya yaga, It seems you do have some farming knowledge and experience. Capsicums can add on to your income for sure. But they are a bit delicate to grow as compared to sugarcane and Palm trees which you mentioned you grow. One way to begin can be to buy capsicum saplings from a good nursery or a capsicum farmer and start by transplanting them on your farm.

    Other option can be to sow the seeds yourself in small trays using manure and organic compost under controlled environment like a Poly tunnel. Please ensure that temperatures do not go below 20 celcius and above 35-38 celcius. Once they are 3-4 inches tall, transfer them to pots or larger trays for roots to have enough space to grow. Once they are 8-12 inches tall, you can transplant them to your fields which should have been plouged a number of times and well fertilised. Since I am not aware of  temperature conditions at your farm, I cannot suggest time. But ideally in North, we plant the seeds in Jan-feb in poly tunnels and transplant the saplings in summer i.e march and get the fruits by June July till Nov.. Capsicums do not like extreme cold and do well in hot conditions with good irrigation.You can use sprinklers for irrigation in open fields and also drip. It can help conserve power and water and also give good returns by giving sufficient water to plants. Treat the soil with vermi manure before transplanting and first watering. If you have enough vermi manure, you do not need chemical fertilisers. For pests, you can prepare your own neem spray if you have those trees around and avoid the pesticides. Regular inspection of plants and pruning the diseased branches and leaves can help control pests too. I hope this helps, if you need more info, please write the specific questions and I will try and answer. If you happen to travel to North to Punjab, you are welcome to visit our farms and get first hand information for free. All the best, Amarjit Singh Bhattal || Farming Expert

  • NILESH PATEL said on November 20, 2012
    dear sir, i have start green house farming in gujarat, so, you are requested to send information for this. thanking you, nilesh patel
  • Vikash Tank said on December 8, 2012
    Respected Dear... sir now i am planing to make the green house at my farm for 8000 sq mtr so if possible please send some details regarding same and how is the govt. policy for the same in gujarat. if possible please send some details on my mail id. or you can contact me on my cell also 09879372591 Regards, Vikash Tank, gujarat
  • sohinderpal said on December 9, 2012
    Sir, I am planning to start commercial farming on small scale as an entrepreneur to grow capsicum (Sweet) Red and Yellow , Black . pl give me the viable project with all cost of production and profitability and detail method to grow. Other vegetables in the next lot after capsicum. Lady finger , Karela , and Tori . I have been given to understand that there is great demand of these for domestic and exports Other is Flouriculture . what is the best. Thanks sohinder email
  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on December 10, 2012

    @sohinderpal, Dear Sohinderpal jee, You have not mentioned the location of your land, type of soil, irrigation source and your budget in your question. In general I would say that vegetable farming is tough and technical as compared to wheat/paddy cycle but with dedication and hard work with right knowledge inputs you can earn much more from the same piece of land than wheat/paddy.

    You are right about the demand of these vegetables. Floriculture is totally a different field and the set up required and also inputs needed vary a lot as compared to vegetables. Marketing your produce of vegetables and flowers is very important and your profits depend on how well you market your produce because unlike wheat/paddy and few other crops which are regulated by Govt by MSP, vegetables and flowers have very fluctuating prices and demand depending upon the season, location and marketing set up. I suggest you start small experimental farm on small piece of land of couple of acres and before trying any exotic flowers or vegetables, you should grow those vegetables which you have experience in and are confident of. lady finger, karela, tori are much more sturdy than capsicum. After some time you can expand as much as you can handle and you will definitely get good returns. Start with getting your soil tested in a lab, also get water quality inspected. Also decide if you want to grow them commercially or want to grow them organic( jaivik). Accordingly is the treatment and further operations. You can write back with more specific details and we shall definitely share whatever inputs we can for your help. All the best. Jai Jawan, jai Kissan. Amarjit Singh Bhattal || Farming Expert

  • Sohinder Singh said on December 10, 2012
    Thanks @Amarjit Singh Bhattal, Farm is near sonipat about 50kms and some place in delhi ploted 2000yrds each and 1000yrds each . can it be done in delhi plots on trial basis . on 2000yrds plt .how much will be the expense in developing green house with lowest budget . to produce Red and white sweet capsicum in demand and then cherry tomatoo ,lady finger . Commercial means for marketing local and exports if possible .We have contact to exports. singapore ,UK ,and USA. How much can we make in 2000yrds and can multiply. Budget you suggest . Thanks
  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on December 10, 2012

    @NILESH PATEL, Please email me with details about the size of greenhouse you want to establish, approx budget for this, your farming experience and also all the information about location of farm, soil type, infrastructure existing on your farm and what kind of labour you have or can be managed? Based on this I can suggest the viable options. || Farming Expert

  • Shiva gampa said on December 11, 2012
    Sir i have completed my engineering in computer science and i am interested in growing capsicum through hydroponics mechanism around hyderabad, india. please help me whether i can implement hydroponics around hyderabad or not? and how can i get the nutrients information. please do a reply
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    i am a student in ANGRAU hyderabad. here we are growing capsicum in green hose that to coloured capsicum. we got very good fruit set but there was no colour development of fruits. please give the probable reason might be . thank u and waiting for ur reply
  • RAKESH KUMAR said on January 25, 2013
    Please let me know can we grow Capsicum in the Month Jan and Feb under Tunnel farming? Which are variety suitable For UdhamSingh Nagar(Plain) Uttarakhand.
  • diip vora said on February 22, 2013
    sir i am farmer of vagadia 40km from surendranagar.zalawad {gujarat} i went to start growing different types of capsicum so which type of soil will be require and is it better to grow from seeds of capsicum or directly grow from plant by taking from supplier? so please send me a detail on my email id thanks
  • aadhya rao said on March 9, 2013
    i want to try my hand at farming ,i will be a first time farmer hence want to know all the details about farming, the subsidies the govt would extends. etc etc. i have one acre land in Nalgonda district A.P. awaiting your direction in this matter pl.secunderabad Andhra pradesh INDIA.
  • poongavanam said on March 10, 2013
    am in tamilnadu at thiruvannamalai i wanna grow grow capsicum pls send all details to my mail my mob num: 8940670683
  • raja said on March 14, 2013
    hai sir i am from andhrapradesh. please send me the details that how to cultivate capsicum.
  • harpreet bhatia said on March 22, 2013
    hello sir i am from patiala punjab please i want to try my hand in farming i will be a first time farmer so please help me to cultivate capsicum
  • h s mohanty said on March 25, 2013
    hello sir i am from bhubaneswar odisha, i want to try my hand in farming i will be a first time farmer so please help me to cultivate capsicum. i have 10 acres of land at cuttack. what will be the cost of green house. what will be the expenditure to get a profit of6/7 lakh per year. mohanty
  • siva said on April 12, 2013
    I am software engineer. I am forming capsicum. I don't know anything about this . Please send me details about capsicum forming and how much money investing for one acre.
  • Charles Sekidia said on April 19, 2013
    Hello Sir, I'm from Tanzania - Morogoro - Region. I want to start farming capsicum, it will be my first time. I have 15 acres of land, please send me details about farming capsicum also I want to know what is the different of harvesting Green, yellow and red capsicum
  • Amarjit Singh Bhattal beginner adviser said on April 22, 2013

    @h s mohanty, The income target you have mentioned is possible in that size farm. But firstly you have to budget your investment and decide accordingly to go in for open cultivation or green house? Growing capsicum in controlled environment gives much higher returns than open cultivation but one has to invest in infrastructure first and most state govt give incentives to promote it. Once you decide, things will fall in place with dedication and patience. All the best. || Farming Expert

  • k.owusu said on April 24, 2013
    Am interested in farming capsicum the green, yellow and red type, my farm is in Ghana
  • Basil said on May 12, 2013
    Hello am a small scale farmer with 1 acre land located in praslin Seychelles a tropical region with sandy flat land soil and I want to start growing capsicum and earn a high yield of crops and make some very good profit. kindly please advise me how can I start my project. regards basil.
  • Basil said on May 12, 2013
    hello half of my land is cover with green house structure and other is open cultivation


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