Guntur Sannam Chilli

Guntur is famous for red chillies the world over. Chillies from Guntur are in demand in the international market. Chillies are exported from Guntur district to countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Middle East, U.K. and USA, Latin America and South Korea.

These chillies are available in diverse flavours, varieties and prices. The flavour  in the cuisine of Andhra Pradesh does owe a part of its glory to these red chillies! The hottest of these varieties is the Wonder Hot Chilli (so true to its name!).334 chilli and Guntur Sannam-S4 Type are meant for export and Teja chilli is famous for its fine quality. Other varieties include Phatki, Indo-5, Ankur, 334, Roshni, Bedki, Byadgi, 273, Wrinkle, Teja, Wonder hot, Super Hot and Madhubala.

Guntur Sannam Chilli


Chillies are used for adding colour and taste to the dishes. Did you know that Andhra Pradesh produces 46% of chilli produced in India! A majority of population in Guntur depends on this cash crop for their livelihood. Other states in India where chilli is cultivated are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

Sometimes the price of chillies rises as high as INR 9,700 per quintal. Finer grade chilli of the Teja variety is also much in demand.Stocks are also stored in cold storage and godown in the city. Poor quality of seeds, pests and unfavourable temperature are not good for the proper growth of chillies as these damage the crop.

Guntur Sannam-S4 Type Chilli

Guntur Sannam (Capsicum Annuum var. Longhum)  is the most famous type of red and hot chilli with a thick skin which is highly in demand all over the world. It is grown in Guntur district and also in Warangal, Prakasam and Khammam districts in Andhra Pradesh. 'Sannam' in Telugu means thin and long.

Guntur has been associated with chilli production for decades now. This is the reason why the name Guntur has been added to the name of chillies. There is a Regional Research Station at LAM near Guntur where research work on chillies is carried out.

Address:
Regional Agricultural Research Station,
LAM-522 034 Dist. Guntur
Phone: 0863-524053, 524017

Fast Facts About Guntur Sannam Chilli

  • Planting Season: August to October
  • Harvesting Season: December to May
  • Annual Production: 280,000 tons approx.
  • Climate Required for Growth: Warm and humid climate and dry weather during period of maturation.
  • Popular Chillies in India: Sannam, Bydagi, Wonder, Hot, Jwala and LC334.
  • Chillies Exported to: West Asia, Far East, USA, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Chillies oleoresins also exported from India.

Geographical Indication Status for Guntur Sannam Chilli

4 grades of Guntur Sannam chillies include Sannam Special (S.S.), Sannam General (S.G.), Sannam Fair (S.F.) and  Non Specified (N.S.) according to their length and colour. Guntur Sannam has also got geographical indication (GI) status which indicates that producers from other regions cannot use those names.

In Guntur there are manufacturers, suppliers and exporters of chillies. Most people are earning a livelihood from this trade. Stemless Red Paprika, Red Hot Indian Chili Pepper, Dehydrated Stemless Chillies, Red Chilli powder etc. are exported overseas. These countries include Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. The great demand in the world market is owing to 100% purity, unadulterated and natural taste, tempting aroma and nutritional value. Chillies are rich in Vitamin-C!

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    john mitchell from Hong Kong 117 Days ago

    Looking for serious S14/S17 Bagged Dry Red Chilli(Stemless)50 MT for Thai markets on urgent basis .....Thanks

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    K S from Toronto, Ontario, Canada 893 Days ago

    Hello, I'm looking for new exporters to Canada, we are looking for Sannam Special (S.S., 334 Chilli and Teja chilli. Any qualified exporters please contact me Kajen.selva@kajenspice.com

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    Suguna Paramasivamfrom Madurai 749 Days ago

    Thank you for your offer. We are leading exporter from Madurai and made our presence in 80+ countries. We would like to serve you. Can you reply to the mail id given along with your contact number? Thanks.

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    Guntur from Suresh 1130 Days ago

    Sir iam staying in southkoreaGuntur chilli export southkorea?

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    jayaprakashfrom nagapattinam 1127 Days ago

    yes suresh,we can supply guntur chillys,please contact us through email with your contact details

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    sahrizalfrom malaysia 1056 Days ago

    Please email to me red chilli byadgi medium grade without stem. email sahrizal.mn@gmail.com or whatsapp +60127267647

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    Dr Reddyfrom Hyderabad 932 Days ago

    We are looking for 400mts. red chilly for export pls. Reply

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    Dr Reddyfrom Hyderabad 932 Days ago

    We are looking for 400mts. red chilly for export pls. Reply

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    appuraman from pondicherry 1270 Days ago

    sir. good morning we are new expoters.we need to export chilli some foreign country. how to know about chilli specification , quality and some variety of chillies for example teja,byadagei,sannam s4, mundu chilli. please tell me. if we ready how to conduct and buy the chillis please guide me

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    Guntur-Online.in Expertfrom 1270 Days ago

    Hi! Kindly go through our article for the details.

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