Capsicum just takes three months to grow, which makes it one of the high earning short maturing crops grown in Kenya. Most Kenyans are wandering into this type of farming particularly when the crops take a short time to grow. With the promising capsicum farming benefit, this appears like a walk that ought to be explored genuinely. This is what you may need to comprehend to get better results.

Capsicum farming in Kenya business plan -Plan before Planting

Regardless of whether you are doing capsicum farming in  an open field or you are thinking about doing in a green-house, planning is  very important. You have to comprehend the normal use from land lease to harvesting. You additionally need to get ready before planting and know which strategy for growing capsicum that will give you the best yields available. Moreover, your strategy for success will direct you and fill in as a brisk reference to your growth. With phenomenal care of this crop, it is likely to yield and win income of Kshs. 1,000,000 for every hectare.

 Capsicum farming manual

Capsicum cultivating isn’t complicated, however in the event that you are venturing into farming out of the blue, at that point you can be a prosperous capsicum farmer with the guide below:

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  • Start by picking a variety of capsicum that sells well and develops splendidly in your area.
  • Do not trade off on the quality or kind of seeds you decide for your crop.
  • Regulate the temperature by setting up a shade when it is excessively hot and uncovering the plants, making it impossible to the sun for a couple of hours consistently for ideal development in the event that you are doing open field farming.
  • However, green-house would be the perfect environment for capsicum.
  • You can either sow your capsicum seeds specifically in a readied field or develop them indoors and transplant them later on when the seedlings are around 10 cm high.
  • Boost the field richness with compost manure before transplanting.
  • Check out for pests which are for the most part aphids and whiteflies.
  • You need to consider suitable spacing to keep of mold issues from spreading particularly in areas with high water content.

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varieties of capsicum grown in Kenya

Knowing which variety to plant is critical as it will direct you on the best capsicum farming strategies accessible. There are for the most part two ways through which capsicum can be planted, and that is open field and green-house. In as much as the execution may contrast in the two strategies, infrequently yields could be normal in case you’re enthusiastic about appropriate care and management. The normal capsicum yield per plant is 15 to 25 fruits. This will mean a substantial yield of around 150,000 to 250,000 fruits for every hectare. With a normal of 5 shillings to 10 shillings for every capsicum fruit, a farmer can harvest up to KSh. 1,000,000 in income from one acre of land of capsicum in pretty much 75 to 90 days. In any case, the success of all these relies upon the varieties of capsicum that you plant. Most of the financially growth varieties are F1 in view of their enhanced resistance to diseases and pests.

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For the All type of Fruit tree seedlings We at oxfarm we do propagate and sell quality certified seedlings to farmers at the best prices for each seedling as above. We also assist in establishment of orchards and for all types of fruit trees. In order to learn more visit our demo farm at ridge ways Kiambu road or in Nyeri. Contact 0706222888 To get directions Call/Text/ WhatsApp us on 0706222888

3 thoughts on “Capsicum farming in Kenya

  1. Hello Oxfarm, thanks for the important information that you have continuously shared. I am a capsicum farmer (done in a greenhouse) and am currently looking for market for my produce. I have both red and yellow capsicum. Any leads to potential buyer will be highly appreciated. For more information contact: 0772311136

  2. Hallo oxfarm thanks for important information yo have continuously shared with us …currently I have cabbage one acre and am looking for market kindly assist my contact 0712032580

  3. Am a first time capsicum farmer and am not pleased with fruit yield the way i expected because most stems , fruits mature unevenly . I thought fruit will be maturing many at the same time not in irregular interval. Please advice me what should i do to enhance fruiting and early maturity to my plants.

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