Condiment Paprika: breeding, harvesting and commercialisation

  • 44 pages

  • Published: 1 Nov 2000

  • Author(s): DERERA, Adjunct N.F., Professor, FAIAST, CPAg

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The recent increased need for natural spices and colourants expanded the demand for high quality condiment paprika worldwide. Hungary has produced the high quality condiment paprika required in the past, however, exports have declined significantly over the last 10 years. This is the result of contamination caused by air pollution and bad publicity because of some Hungarian companies were selling adulterated paprika. The Hungarians were exporting virtually no condiment paprika to their traditional customers Czechoslovakia, Japan and Germany by 1994. The Hungarian research organisations tried to restore the reputation of their product by producing the famous paprika cultivars in overseas countries such as Israel, South Africa and now in Australia