Harvesting and Yield in Chilli or Capsicum Cultivation
1. Chillies which are used for vegetable purposes are generally harvested while they are still green but full grown.
2. Chillies are harvested at red stage for caning purpose. Chillies used for drying are harvested at full ripe-stage.
The yield varies according to the system of cultivation. The yield of dry chillies of rain fed crop is 200 – 400 kg and that of irrigated crop is 600 – 1000 kg per acre. The proportion of dry to fresh japed chillies varies from 25- to 40 per cent.