Fruits and Vegetables Chili Pepper Birds Eye Cayenne Legon 18

Chili Pepper

Demanded Varieties: Birds Eye, Cayenne, Legon 18

SEASONALITY

Availability in the Tropical Rain Forest region : February-April

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Availability in the Coastal Savannah region : February-August

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Availability in the Decidious Forest region : February-April

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REGION

The crop grows well in all the regions of the country. Massive production occurs in the following regions: Northern, Central, Volta, Eastern and Ashanti Regions.

Protocol

Our cultivation protocol for chilli pepper farmers guides them through selecting good seeds and nursing them to produce healthy actively growing seedlings. The protocol takes the grower through a land preparation process which details how to make the best use of the land for increased yield and addresses the question of when to transplant, what treatment to use and how to transplant chili pepper seedlings. The protocol applies integrated pest management strategies in safeguarding the quality of crops from the effect of pests and diseases. Likewise, the protocols recommend a fertilizer program that takes care of the nutritional needs of the crops from seed to harvest.  Harvesting on time and with the right methods helps in reducing losses and ensuring crop quality. We prioritize maximizing our growers’ farm yields so our protocols account for every grain, fruit, or tuber. When the intention is to market chili pepper in the dry state, the protocol gives details on the right temperature and method to use in drying the fruits to the required moisture content and market quality.