Top 5 Black Pepper Farming Tips in India

Black pepper offers various health benefits, including better digestion, treating skin problems, and preventing constipation. Moreover, it is good for hair and treats depression.
Black pepper can be sown in soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 and at a sea level of around 800-1500 m. It can be grown in red laterite soil, which is rich in nutrients and organic compost.
Its seeds need to be kept at a temperature of 23.5 to 26.5℃. Moreover, it requires a shaded nursery, and seeds are planted in polythene bags with 500g of potting mixture.
The drip irrigation system is considered the best method for irrigating Black peppers. This farming requires 8 litres of water drip per day from October to May.
Black pepper farming faces pests like mites and aphids, along with diseases such as root rot. Effective pest control and agricultural practices are necessary for managing these challenges.

Peppers should be picked 6-8 months after flowering when they turn orange or red for the best flavour. The spiciness of the peppercorns increases as they mature.

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