Rows spaced at 90 cm and plants spaced at 40 to 45 cm are also fairly common.
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Generally, 50 to 60 days old seedlings are used for transplanting.
The seedlings are transplanted in rows at a distance of 30 to 60 cm depending upon the area and the variety.
Normally, 5-6 seed beds of size (300x6Ox15 cm) each are sufficient for one hectare cultivation.
Seed should be sown in rows at 8 -10 cm apart to get healthy seedlings. Ceresan, Thiram or Captan @ 2 g per kg seed before sowing to prevent the occurrence of any seed-borne diseases.
The sweet pepper is generally sown in August for the autumn-winter crop and in November for the spring -summer crop.
In the hills of North Bengal sowing of seeds in the months of March April (under cover) and September -October, is very successful for getting high yield.
The nursery beds should be irrigated before lifting of seedlings.
The seedlings are transplanted in rows in the evening or during the cloudy day followed by irrigation.