Chili Pepper Farming in Ghana

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By Samuel Ansah

Last Updated April 14, 2023

Vegetables in Ghana

Chili Pepper Farming in Ghana falls among the most demanded vegetables in Ghana are high in nutrients and have a long shelf life. 70% of vegetables in Ghana are grown organically.

If you want to start growing vegetables for the Ghanaian market, export, or just for your own consumption, take a look at this list of vegetables in Ghana we’ve compiled for you.

Here are the 10 fast-growing and high-demanding vegetables to grow in Ghana.

Chili Pepper Farming in Ghana

Capsicum or Chili Pepper farming in Ghana

Ghanaian pepper is ranked 11th in the world and 2nd in Africa. Pepper farming in Ghana is profitable in the sense that a one-acre pepper farm in Ghana is likely to generate a profit of at least GH1250.00 per harvest.

Chili pepper yield per acre in Ghana

Chili pepper yield per acre in Ghana is 8.30 Metric tons per hectare. However, the local market demand and foreign market demand for chili pepper are greater than the production output of chili pepper in Ghana, making it one of the best investment targets in Ghana for pepper farming.

How much is a bag of pepper in Ghana?

The price of pepper in Ghana is ranged from GH₵ 3.00 to GH₵ 45.00. The price varies with the type of pepper and the market location.

Types of Pepper in GhanaQuantity (Kg)Prices of Pepper in Ghana
Fresh green pepper1 kgGH₵ 22.00
Fresh red pepper1 kgGH₵ 25.00
Sweet pepper1 kgGH₵ 20.00
Red bell pepper1 kgGH₵ 45.00
Yellow bell pepper1 kgGH₵ 45.00
Chili powdered pepper1 kgGH₵ 9.50
Pepper family vegetables in Ghana
Chili Pepper Farming in Ghana
Vegetables in Ghana

How to make pepper farm

  1. Step 1: First clear your land. At home, you can fill your pots with a loam soil
  2. Step 2: Get your pepper seeds and nurse. You buy the seed from the agro-shops.
  3. Step 3: For about 3 to 4 weeks, transfer the seedling onto the main site.
  4. Step 4: Water the seedlings.
  5. Step 5: Observe good farm practices; remove weeds, and protect crops from pests and insects.

How long does it take to grow peppers from seed?

Depending on the type of pepper, harvesting fresh pepper usually takes 4 to 5 months.

Chili Pepper Farming in Ghana
Vegetables in Ghana

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