Chillies

Chilli is an important spice crop of India and Andhra Pradesh in particular. We are the largest producers and consumers of this commodity in the world.

Area, Production and Productivity of chillies:
  Area (Lakh ha.) Production (Lakh MT) Productivity (Kg/ha)
World 18.66 29.20 1564
India 8.09 13.25 1638
Andhrapradesh 2.14 7.66 3580
Guntur Dt. 0.599 2.89 ( Highest in the world ) 4822

India contributes about 36% of the total world production and has immense potential to export different types of chillies with 30% share in world trade. The highest production of chillies in Andhra Pradesh and Guntur district in particular may be attributed to the intensive cultivation practices such as hybrids high yielding varieties and high levels of input use. As a result of intensive cultivation the biotic stresses mainly, virus diseases have increased in recent years.

NRI Agritech Pvt, Ltd., has wide range of germplasm and developed so far 10 hybrids and 8 high yielding varieties aimed at achieving high yields of good quality (color, pungency) chilli coupled with resistance to virus diseases. The marketing for seed will be huge, once the product is accepted by the farmers and Traders. Among the chilli hybrids NRI CH-11, NRI CH-16, NRI CH-17(NRI Hot) and chilli variety NRI C1006 (Ravi Teja) holds promise in addition to NRI CH-1 (Sai) and NRI CH-3 (Jaya) and with proper market development activities we capture a big share in the market.

 

The characters of the potential hybrids / varieties
Chilli Hybrid AS CH 1 Sai
  • Good quality fruit with medium pungency.
  • Moderately resistant to thrips
  • Tolerates excessive soil moisture
  • Relatively free from virus diseases.
  • Areas of adoption: All chilli growing areas in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh Chattigarh.
Chilli Hybrid AS CH 3 Jaya
  • Medium long pod.
  • Immature Pods are light green.
  • Ripe pod shining red.
  • Suitable for green, ripe and dry chilli.
  • Medium pungency.
  • High yield.
  • Tolerant to thrips
  • Areas of adoption: All chilli growing areas in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh Chattigarh.
5.Chilli Hybrid NRI CH 11 Madhavi
  • Dark green fruits turn to bright red on maturity
  • Medium long, slender attractive fruits
  • Pungent
  • Areas of adoption: All chilli growing areas in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh Chattigarh.
Chilli Hybrid NRI CH 16
  • Light green fruits turn to bright red on maturity
  • Blossom end blunt
  • Long attractive fruits, semi wrinkled
  • Pungent
  • Areas of adoption: All chilli growing areas in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh Chattigarh.
Chilli Hybrid NRI CH 17
  • Green fruits turn to bright red on maturity (110 ASTA)
  • Blossom end pointed
  • Medium long attractive fruits, semi wrinkled
  • Highly Pungent (78333 SHU)
  • High yield
  • Areas of adoption: All chilli growing areas in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh Chattigarh.
Chilli NRI C 1006 Ravi Teja
  • Fruits medium long and slender like ‘Guntur Sannam’
  • Dark Green fruits turn to bright red on maturity
  • Semi wrinkled fruits
  • Highly Pungent
  • Areas of adoption: All chilli growing areas in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh Chattigarh.

 

Seed Productions and Marketing Projections
YEAR Marketing value in  (Rs. Crores)
2015-16 0.20
2016-17 0.50
2017-18 0.80
2018-19 1.50
2019-20 2.00