Hass-avocado Farming: Suitable Counties in Kenya

sustainable hass avocado farming in kenya

Hass Avocado is the new goldmine for modern farmers. Ever thought why county governments are insisting on Hass-Avocado farming?

Most of you must by now know that many county governments are encouraging farmers to plant avocados. This is so because hass-avocado does not require much labor and time to maintain. In addition, demand for avocado is extremely high and we just can’t satisfy the current local demand and in  European countries.

Before the market was regulated, farmers used to sell a fruit for as low as Sh1. Now they sell one for Sh8. Hass-avocado exporters sell the fruit for as high as KSh 30. Just last year farmers in Murang’a county earned Sh500 million from hass-avocados according to Governor Mwangi Wa-Iria. Hass avocado investment is bigger than coffee. One properly watered tree of hass avocado can give you 1,000 fruits a year, which comes to Sh8,000.

Avocados’ nutritional health benefit is also a factor that is boosting its demand. People around the world have the knowledge on its health benefits and wide variety of its uses. Guacamole food, with avocado as its main ingredient is very popular especially in America, greatly increases avocado consumption and importation

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Which are the Suitable Counties that Hass-Avocado Be Planted in Kenya?

Hass-Avocado treeKenya is one of the few countries that enjoys equatorial climate. Most counties in Kenya receive a minimum of two rainy season. Avocados are highly adapted to different rainfall conditions; however, the rain should be an average of 1,000–1,600mm per annum and well-distributed throughout the year.

Irrigation is essential where rainfall is not adequate. Although an avocado tree cannot tolerate wet soil, it needs at least 25mm of water every week during periods of insufficient rainfall such as in eastern Kenya.

Too much rain during flowering leads to shedding of flowers resulting in significant reduction in production. Fungal diseases also normally become problematic in very wet weather. A short period of dry weather of up to two months usually triggers flowering especially in tropical climates not subject to marked falls in temperature. The avocado tree needs high relative humidity at flowering (70-80 per cent), then moderate levels during the fruit swelling stage. Too much humidity encourages the proliferation of pests and diseases such as thrips, scales, cercospora spot, scab and anthracnose.

Counties in central Kenya, Eastern, Central rift valley, Lower Nyanza and all western Kenya counties have the best climatic conditions for hass-Avocado cultivation. In Eastern Kenya, avocadoes do well in certain pockets such as Kang’undo, Mua Hills, Kathiani (Iveti hills), parts of Mbooni, all in Machakos County, and the high potential areas of the larger Embu and Meru counties.

Hass-Avocado Market

In Kenya, avocado is one of the most consumed fruits that is readily available in the market all year round. Going by the latest HCDA statistics, avocado has a fair share among the leading export crops and Kenya stands out as a major player in the avocado export market. Locally avocado is sold at the market place from between Kshs10 to KSh 50 depending on the size and quality. Avocado trees are very productive and can fruit all year round. At maximum production, a single mature tree can produce 70 to 100 kg of fruits per year. Kenya has witnessed a sharp increase in the number of countries interested in Kenya avocados, these counties are, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Iran, Libya, and Egypt among others

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36 thoughts on “Hass-avocado Farming: Suitable Counties in Kenya”

  1. Hi

    I’m interested in planting Acovadoes in Molo ,Kenya . Is this climate favourable ? What other info do I need . Thanks



    1. Hi. Need a few Hass avocado seedlings for a start. I would like to pick them in karatina town. What’s your minimum order?

    1. Hi Perez,
      thank you for showing interest in our fruit seedlings, Hass avocados will really do well in that region.
      Kindly reach out to us on 0706222888 for more information on hass avocado farming and also to place your order.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Amos,
      thank you for showing interest in our seedlings, kindly get in touch with us on 0706222888 to get tips on how you can start farming, it is our pleasure to help our clients establish their farms.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Wanja,
      thank you for showing interest in our fruit tree seedlings, we are happy for considering to start fruit farming in Mwea, Kindly feel free to contact us on 0706222888 to get tips on fruit farming and also to place your order.

      Kind regards,

  2. Hi, I am
    Interested in growing has avocados in Kinangop. Is it too wet? If so what can you recommend instead ?

    1. Hi Regina,
      Thank you for taking interest in our fruit seedlings, Hass avocado may not perform well in your region because of the cold climate, however we recommend apples, plums, pears, peaches and bananas.

      Kindly feel free to call us on 0706222888 to place your order/engage or text us your number and we will call you.

      Kind regards,

  3. Purity Wanjiru Thuku

    I am interested in farming this hass avocado in the next first rain.
    Is the climate of solai ,kitale and eldoret respectively, conducive?
    Thank you

    1. Good afternoon, we have responded to your inquiry on your email address.

      Thanks you for choosing OxfarmAg Limited.

      Kind regards,

  4. Purity Wanjiru Thuku

    You may also recommended other fruits that can do best in those three counties
    1. Solai
    2. Eldoret
    3. Kitale.

  5. Hellow oxfarm, i have land in mau narok specificaly at tipis area and another in kakamega along the kakamega webuye haeway. Is hass avocado farming viable in both areas? And what other alternatives do i have? Plus the process of yielding expected harvest and market. Kindly help me with the information. Regards Webutsa

    1. Good afternoon, we have responded to your inquiry on your email address.

      Thanks you for choosing OxfarmAg Limited.

      Kind regards,

  6. I am at bomet county and want to venture in avacado hass and fuorte, Which are suitable at highlands part of bomet and how do I get the seeds and how much?

  7. Hi Danson,
    I have significant land in Siaya county (20km from Siaya town). I am thinking of venturing into Hass Avocado and probably other fruit trees. To start with, is Hass Avocado viable in Siaya?
    Looking forward to your response. Thanks.

  8. Hello,

    My name is Kellen. I’m interested in hass avocado farming in Meru. The land that am planning to plant has napier grass. Is it advisable to plant in the land withouy uprooting the napier grass or should I first clear the land completely.


  9. My name is Baraza from Siaya is the weather favorable for Hass avocado farming if so where en how can I get the seedlings.Thanks

  10. I want to grow Hass in makueni kathonzweni sub county and l have enough water…is the climate favorable,before I embark on them

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