PEPINO MELON TAKES KENYAN MARKET BY STORM

There is a lot of market talk about Pepino melon which has taken the Kenyan market by storm. The fruit is gaining a lot of interest because of its high demand among customers who are after its health benefits. Also, there has been growing interest in the pepino melon especially from the exotic markets where a growing market exists and a chance to make some good money. As others market shrink or get saturated, those growing pepino are growing money on trees – literally. Speak to any farmer – or…

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QUARTER LAND UNDER PEPINO MELON

PEPINO MELONS In the recent days the demand of pepino melons has increased due to their many health benefits. Its demand is in increase each day. It is a herbaceous fruit mainly grown for its juicy and cramatic fruits. The fruits is typically a bright green or yellow green and often has some red or purple stations. The flesh is golden yellow when ripe with a narrow seed cavity. The melon is entirely edible skin, flesh and seeds. The fruits are very sweet and juicy. It should be eaten only…

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Pepino melons (solanum muricatum) facts

Pepino melons (solanum muricatum) facts Pepino melons have been grown since 1889 in South America bt came to the Kenyan market in 2013.It is important in the body for the following reasons, _Has lots of vitamin A,C,K and B,proteins,iron and copper which helps in healthy immune system,potassium which lowers blood pressure and calcium for strong bones. _Had soluble fiber that helps in lowering cholesterol and easing digestion.They are an excellent source of fiber.Fiber is a type of carbohydrate your body does not digest.The fiber in the melons slows digestion helping…

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PEPINO MELON FARMING IN A GREENHOUSE

Did you know that pepino melons can be grown in a greenhouse? An 8m by 30m greenhouse can be planted between 300-500 seedlings.The expected output is 100% more than those grown in the open field. Pepino melons are also 100% more profitable than the normal crops grown in a greenhouse. They have a lifespan of more than 3 years in a greenhouse. They are also good for rotation in a greenhouse to reduce pest and diseases. They require less capital to manage as they are grown organically. Put your greenhouse…

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video pepino melon farming

Dickson kahuro from Oxfarm organic Ltd was hosted by kameme TV as agronomist to educate Pepino melon farmers and consumers on why you should farm Pepino melon. Watch the youtube link that entails all what was discussed and for more information on market, it’s benefits the seedlings, fruits and farm visits, visit our offices in Nairobi, Nyeri, and Eldoret or contact us  Oxfarm organic /money grows on trees. Please follow and like us:0

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Pepino Melon: The wonder fruit taking Kenya fruit market by storm

There has been growing interest in the pepino melon especially from the exotic markets which creates an opportunity where one can make good money from. The local market is also growing and demand is increasing day by day hence is a crop that needs a lot of attention. The crop has a very good market in Europe and Japan. The questions people are asking are what is this fruit and why all the hype surrounding it introduction and integration to the Kenyan market? The Pepino melon (solanum muritacum) is an…

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Discounted Pepino Melon

Serious individuals who are really good farmers and entrepreneurs are reaping big with pepino melon while many of us are waiting for it to turn like quail, but I want to take this chance to be a little bit on your face that it’s not happening any time soon. Pepino came to Kenya 3 years ago some have become millionaires and many have earned what they say their life time dream income. The price of an average pepino fruit at farm gate is 30-50 while that in our retail markets…

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PEPINO MELON COST ANALYSIS AND RETURNS

MARKET ANALYSIS This is a question that everyone in need to invest on anything have to ask, From the time I started healing of this warder fruit pepino melon in Eldoret two years back the prices has always been retailing between 70 – 100 per fruit. Many farmers are still waiting for it to be like quail and they will wait longer maybe for lifetime, Many people in urban are realizing the benefits accruing to this pepino fruits and other fruits and they are buying in big numbers also because…

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