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Package of practices - Chilli

Package of practices - Chilli
Group Name : Solanaceous Crops
Name : Chilli
Botanical Name : Capsicum spp.

Chilli (Capsicum annuum and C. frutescens) commonly known as Mirch in Hindi is indispensable in the individual kitchen. Chilli is one of the most valuable cash crop produced almost everywhere from kitchen garden to truck farming. Its unripe fruits are mostly pungent used as table vegetable in salads and ripe fruits as a spice condiment. Fruits are nutritious, colourful and aromatic giving individuality to food dishes with different recipes. Its pungency factor capsaicin is an alkaloid, used in medicine.