How to Start a new apple orchard

Is it true that an apple a day may help keep the doctor away? Yes, it certainly is true. There are many health benefits from eating apples. Apples are a good source of fiber. Pectin a source of soluble fiber helps to prevent cholesterol build up in blood vessel walls. The insoluble fiber is like a cleanser for your intestinal tract holding water and moving food through the digestive system. Insoluble fiber can be found in the skin so don’t cut it off. Apples have always had an anecdotal healthy…

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apple farming in Kenya: mitigating risks

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Apple farming in kenya, farmers share identical ambition; to realize high yield, grow healthy and alimental apples, and sell them as presently as attainable for an honest value. Rather like the opposite permanent crops, apples are a long-time investment. An extra advantage of growing apples is that they’re strongly adjustable to numerous growing conditions, and so, will be full-grown virtually anyplace. Besides that, the demand for apples is continually present throughout the year. Tempting Business with several Risks Although apple production may be a tempting business, it’s dependent upon several…

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Starting an Orchard at home isn’t As tough As you would possibly Think

We all realize that fruits have lots of health edges, however growing them in your farm provides several benefits. Not solely you’re assured of a constant offer of recent fruits, however tending to them right in your own curtilage conjointly adds physical activity to your daily routine. Additionally, growing them, yourself can provide you with additional management over that fertilizers and pesticides that are applied – or not applied – to those fruits. However, lots of householders realize growing fruits discouraging. Kenyans believe that the exercise needs excessive amount of…

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AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

Many time we hear the phrase and think it’s just a proverb, but hey it is true. “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Apples have a good claim to promote health. They contain Vitamin C, which aids the immune system, and phenols, which reduce cholesterol. They also reduce tooth decay by cleaning one’s teeth and killing off bacteria. It has also been suggested by Cornell University researchers that the quercetin found in apples protects brain cells against neuro-degenerative disorders like…

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HOW TO PLANT GRAFTED APPLE TREES IN KENYA

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Apples trees aren’t just for people with acres upon acres of land. Even in a small space, you can plant a hedge of dwarf apple trees or an apple espalier and yield a successful crop. Planting Climate Considerations Not every apple grows everywhere. Each variety has a specific number of days needed for fruit maturity. Tree tags don’t always tell you where the variety grows best, but many catalogs do. Each variety has several chill hours needed to set fruit (i.e., the amount of time temperatures is between 32 and 45 degrees F).…

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PROFITABLE APPLE FARMING IN KENYA

The saying goes that apple a day keeps the doctor away it’s a commonly used mostly to describe the importance of apple consumption. Using a recent survey Kenya imported 4000 tonnes of apples in 2016 representing about Ksh. 160 million. This shows the high demand of apples that many farmers are not meeting locally and for the agripreneurs that’s a good opportunity to invest in. Most parts of Kenya are ideal for apple farming and with more than 400 known varieties we as oxfarm organic will guide you to know…

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Apple farming orchard in kenya

GROWING APPLES Planting Apples are planted in holes that are 60cm wide and 60 cm deep spaced at 3m by 3m for better growth. In each hole, 30kg of fully decomposed manure is mixed with the top soil. Top-dressing is done six months after planting with 150g of organic fertilizer to boost growth. It is necessary to avoid shedding of the young tree, however low growing crops like legumes can be planted in between apple plants.   PRUNING Formative pruning should be done in the first two to three years…

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