The Advantages of Chilli Farming in the Current Age

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Indonesia is a country with a community that is famous for its spicy taste. Chili and people in Indonesia are almost inseparable, both in cooking, cooking spices, instant noodle industry, sauce and chili industries can be used in the field of medicine (pharmaceutical industry) cayenne pepper can also prevent cancer because of the flavonoid and anti-oxidant content contained inside it.

The Advantages of Chilli Farming in the Current Age
The Advantages of Chilli Farming in the Current Age

Cayenne has a good business opportunity. The need for cayenne pepper continues to increase following the growing population of the developing processing industry that requires chili raw materials.

The environmental conditions are the main factors and the attack of pests and diseases greatly affects the quality of a chili, therefore suitable environmental conditions for plant growth are the main requirements for the success of chili farming.

Chili has a promising business opportunity sometimes the price jumps and sometimes the price drops many factors which can cause the price of chili to fluctuate between the habits of farmers growing chili to follow the pattern of the growing season so that supply to the market is not continuous and it cannot be denied that extreme weather that hit agriculture is a problem The main thing for farmers is that the low chili selling price does not meet expectations or does not meet the initial calculation, which is one of the factors triggering losses. Low chili prices When the crops are abundant, it is very detrimental to farmers, therefore planting chili is like gambling.

Indonesia is a country with a community that is famous for its spicy taste. Chili and people in Indonesia are almost inseparable, both in cooking, cooking spices, instant noodle industry, sauce and chili industries can be used in the field of medicine (pharmaceutical industry) cayenne pepper can also prevent cancer because of the flavonoid and anti-oxidant content contained inside it.

Cayenne has a good business opportunity. The need for cayenne pepper continues to increase following the growing population of the developing processing industry that requires chili raw materials.

The environmental conditions are the main factors and the attack of pests and diseases greatly affects the quality of a chili, therefore suitable environmental conditions for plant growth are the main requirements for the success of chili farming.

Chili has a promising business opportunity sometimes the price jumps and sometimes the price drops many factors which can cause the price of chili to fluctuate between the habits of farmers growing chili to follow the pattern of the growing season so that supply to the market is not continuous and it cannot be denied that extreme weather that hit agriculture is a problem The main thing for farmers is that the low chili selling price does not meet expectations or does not meet the initial calculation, which is one of the factors triggering losses. Low chili prices When the crops are abundant, it is very detrimental to farmers, therefore planting chili is like gambling.

The way to anticipate the low prices of chili:

  1. Plant chili during the rainy season. Usually, farmers are reluctant to plant chilies when it rains because during the rainy season disease attacks and crop failures are high enough so that the chili prices in the market are soaring chili, therefore, farmers must have the skills to grow chilies during the rainy season.
  2. Utilizing an event or certain events, such as religious events, new years, other holidays to calculate the harvest time is usually relatively high chili prices.
  3. Look for the safe selling price of chili. Selling to the food industry or chili raw materials is usually given a more stable selling price, compared to taking into account the selling price on the market.
  4. Don’t plant chilies together in one block. Planting chilies in one hectare is done in stages so that the long harvest period is likely to get a low price can be avoided

Agricultural technology can also be used so that the chili plants can grow optimally even though it is planted throughout the year and so that supply to the market is relatively continuous at any time including seed technology, silver black straw mulch technology, application of EMP technology, application of location technology as well as location selection and cropping patterns.

The production of chili is relatively easy to damage, shrink, and rot quickly so handling harvest and post-harvest are very important. Harvesting of chili is the end of the cultivation process and is a determining factor for the continuation of the harvest and post-harvest.

The first harvest of chili is determined by the environmental factors of growing and varieties of chili, in the lowlands the first harvest of chili at the age of 70-75 days after transplanting but in the highlands harvesting is done after the plants are 4-5 months old even though the hybrid red chili plants can be harvested first at the age of 90-100 hspt.
Harvesting of red chilies is done manually in picks using the hand picking of red chili after the skin is red.

Harvesting is done on chilies that are still too young will cause the fruit to wither, shrinkage, maximum weight has not been reached, can not be stored for long, and can not stand shocks in transportation. While the harvest carried out on red chilies increases the maximum weight exceeded but can increase red color retention can maximize the capsaicinoid content.

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