Thursday, May 9, 2013

GREEN CHILLY (Capsicum annuum)

Maximum chillies are produced in Andhra Pradesh followed by Karnataka, Orissa, West Bengal, Maharashtra etc. Guntur in Andhra Pradesh is known for chillies.

India grows a variety of green chillies having mild pungency to high pungency.

Green chillies in India are available throughout the year.

Superior varieties of green chillies have been bred and have been made available to growers.

There is strong research support for cultivation of green chillies, as Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi and State Agricultural Universities apart from IIHR, Bangalore and IARI, New Delhi are actively working on various aspects of chillies.

APEDA has sanctioned Agri Export Zones in Punjab, U.P., Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal for promoting exports of vegetables including green chilly.