Hot pepper

Capsicum annuum L

East-West Seed has over 25 years of breeding expertise in hot peppers. The most significant contributions we’ve made for the farmers in Asia are the small-fruited erect varieties which are easily harvested, replacing the previous open-pollinated variety.

The hot pepper is indispensable in cuisines all over the world for adding spice and elevating flavor. In our growing markets in Africa, we are focusing on the chinense and habanero types—also very popular in South and Central America.

Our hybrids have a much more stable uniformity of fruit and superior shipping quality. They are also bred for higher yield, and the fruits command premium prices in the market.


How to grow hot pepper for smallholder farmers

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