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Starting a pepper farming is another business opportunity I’d like you to consider this year. The farming season is fast approaching and I will be making effort to cover some of the profitable farming in Nigeria within this month and next.

Now, let’s look into pepper farming and the benefit of starting it as a business. In the process of researching business opportunities in Nigeria, I have discovered that no one has any good reason to be poor. If you are poor, it’s either because you want to or you’ve not been properly informed. There are many things you could pick up today and walk yourself up there within the next three years. One of them is pepper farming.

Starting a pepper farm is not difficult, it’s very similar to tomato farming in many ways. The same season, same cultivating techniques, and same growing period.

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There are many varieties of pepper but the ones most comment  and most profitable to cultivate in Nigeria are Trinidad Scorpion and Bell Pepper.

Trinidad Scorpion
– This variety of pepper is believed to be the hottest pepper according to the New Mexico State University’s Chili Pepper Institute which identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the hottest chili pepper in the world as of February 2012. However the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has not been certified as the hottest pepper by the Guinness Book of World Records. Making it miss out on the award of hottest pepper in the world.

This pepper is commonly found in the Nigerian markets and can be exported for hard currency. The real money in pepper business is in the export. If you can produce enough quantity of this pepper this year, you are sure to make enough dollars exporting it to Europe and America.

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Bell Pepper –  Bell pepper, also known as sweet pepper or a pepper in the United Kingdom, is a very mild pepper that comes in several colors, including red, yellow, orange, purple and green. Bell peppers is believed to have originated from the Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Bell Pepper seeds were later carried to Spain in 1493 and from there spread to other European, African and Asian countries.

Today, China is the world’s largest Bell Pepper producer, followed by Mexico and we are looking forward to Nigeria being among the world’s largest producer of bell pepper within the next five years. The journey starts now with you pioneering the revolution.

Profit Potential In Pepper Farming

Two tonnes of Bell Pepper could fetch you $21,000 in international market. When you convert that to Naira, you will have more than N4 million going by the current exchange rate.

It will cost you less than one million naira to produce two tonnes of pepper and the harvest time is within 4-6 months from planting.

Any business you can invest one million naira and harvest 4 million in return within six months is worthy to be given a try.

How to Cultivate Pepper

Like I said earlier, pepper farming is very similar to that of tomatoes.

Read How to Start Tomato Farming and follow the same process.

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  • Anonymous February 12, 2015

    thank you this info, please how do we get export contact to sell the peppe to?


  • Beyioku Tunde January 21, 2016

    Thanks for this information


  • Oredola Waheed February 10, 2016

    The writer has done a wonderful job by giving a brief of prospect of peper farming. But my question is this, how do we export the product to the international market as you’ve said?


    • Darlinton Omeh February 10, 2016

      International market shouldn’t be the first thing. Farm and sell locally first then you can talk of export later. Check the export guideline from the Nigerian Export Promotion Council.


  • PAUL March 14, 2016

    I came across this your article and I must say I am very impressed.I was already working on something along that line. Please I would like us to discuss privately.You can contact me on my email so that we exchange number .Thank you


  • oluwole orungbe March 17, 2016

    Thank you for your information sir.


  • aniekan sunday May 17, 2016

    I love every bit of your write-up. How can I buy these Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (chilli pepper) and Bell Pepper? Thanks


  • Queens May 24, 2016

    I have a plot of land. Is it enough to start sustainable tomato farming and how much can I possibly earn by the end of the season . Thanks


  • Idowu Faith Olufemi June 2, 2016

    really a good ideal. Though one may need a bit of supervision. But it is one of the best one can access in Nigeria. You have done a good job. well done


  • livestockfeed June 30, 2016

    we sell feeds of all kind


  • possibilities July 7, 2016

    Dr darlinton. I have to manage tomatoes and pepper plantation but I need professional advise from I on how best to go about it. Tanx.


  • Innocent Akpan. July 9, 2016

    Dear Darlington, thanks for sharing this information with us. I have a 3000 Sq. meter pepper farm and the supply to our local market in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State is greater than the demand leadin to low prices and loses due to poor storage system. What is your advice on this. Regards,


    • yemizy November 16, 2016

      Hi innocent…can u drp ur no pls? I need to spk with u


      • Yahwin Aguh January 30, 2018

        I want to start pepper farming next month, where can I buy Trinidad Scorpion seeds?

        pls I need to know other things. 08032891889


    • Osagie Solomon Jonathan August 18, 2017

      Hello Mr Akpan. You can contact me via: 08026750136. We can discuss how best to do this business and make huge returns on the pepper investment.


    • Eno Johnson September 16, 2017

      Hello Innocent Akpan marketing is the key, your pepper don’t have to get spoilt while truck loads of pepper are being brought from the North weekly. Meet the market women one on one, make them see reasons why the should buy from you, reduce your price and take it to their doorstep also you can give them to sale and go back and collect your money if you trust them.
      Goodluck to you
      Meanwhile, I need a land to cultivate watermelon and cucumber this season before the rains disappears


  • Rufus July 15, 2016

    You are one of great and selfless Nigerian. May Almighty God keeps you growing in excellent wisdom and knowledge sir. I’m very interested in the business sir.


  • yemizy November 16, 2016

    God bless u darlington…for dis selfless act, u remain in my prayers alaways


  • yemizy November 23, 2016

    Hi darlington. Could you help with the contact of your members pls?? I need to make some enquiries from innocent akpan


  • Emmanuel August 8, 2017

    I really love your post on both tomatoes and peppers. Pls, how can I get Roma Tomato, Bell pepper seeds & NPK fertilizer. I’m in Epe, Lagos State


    • Darlinton Omeh August 8, 2017

      You can buy it in the market from tomato sellers. Most of the tomatoes you see in the market are from the high yield species


  • Olu August 15, 2017

    Interesting post and thanks for the information. Please how do i get started and what is the least amount i can start with?


  • Ayoade Fadoju October 8, 2017

    Great piece from Mr Dalinton. Let me mention that there are advances in seed technology thereby making it easy for farmers to have high returns on investment. I partner with East-West Seed International. We’re leader in tropical vegetables varieties. We provide improved/hybrid seeds for smallholder farmers. Such seeds are early maturing, high yielding, disease resistant varieties. These include cucumber, sweet pepper(red,yellow and green) tomato, dwarf pawpaw, cabbage, lettuce, okro, beet root, spinach, brocolli etc For more enquiries: 08061521651.


  • Obome November 30, 2017

    I love your post. You have really given me heads-up on what I had in mind but didnt know how. Pls share your contact with me. Thanks man.


  • bernard December 25, 2017

    thankes pls how much can we produce from one acre of land.


  • danbaba February 9, 2018

    Hi everyone,am a farmer in jos and I grow the Cameroon pepper, we also have another hot pepper in jos known as miango pepper, bell peppers and other vegetables including strawberries are also available. 07064447155


  • Kenneth Etim July 17, 2018

    Please what month can i start late tomatoes planting?


  • Nukam Bosungmeh December 26, 2018

    I am so happy to discover these articles.
    PLEASE, I am a hot Peper farmer; can you help me with a video of a step by step cultivation
    I am a learner and farmer in the NW of Cameroon.


  • Habib Abdulsamad February 6, 2019

    Thanks a lot for this priceless info, I will search ur site again when I am buoyant enough to get ur ebook on snail farming. I am jst a corps member who is looking forward to settle down with agriculture


  • Victoria November 22, 2019

    Good day Sir. Thanks for this information. I want to ask if I can cultivate pepper and tomatoes during the dry season, like now, with irrigation system? I’ve already prepared the land, remaining getting of seeds and planting, vsn I plant or I should b patient? I reside in Ibadan


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