Financial potential of grafted passion fruit farming in Kenya

Passion fruit, which is a climbing vine, may be a versatile crop whose demand is growing in both domestic and export markets. Passion fruit the third most well-liked fruit in Kenya after bananas and mangoes and bananas respectively. The fruit will be eaten fresh or consumed when extracting the pulp and creating juice. Passion fruit juice may be a delicacy and is in high demand within the domestic markets. The juice is used in a form of products and also the pulp is also supplementary to totally different dishes. A…

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Status of Passion Fruit Production in Kenya

Several years back, Republic of Kenya was among high producers of passion fruits, however overtime production has stagnated. however, we’ve seen improvement in sweet yellow selection production since 2011 when it was introduced and it’s currently wide fully grown. This is often as a result of its proof against bacterial wilt and woodiness. Most farmers grow the yellow and purple varieties. Yellow is good for processing while the other variety is good for fresh juice extraction. This has boosted the production cycle that is now two years yet our competitors…

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Regaining Kenya’s passion fruit farming

Kenya exported passion fruits in the 90s and early 2000 but since 2003, decline in production started because of pest management challenges. Despite Kenya’s potential to grow and export passion fruits, production of the highly profitable crop has been on the decline over the past decade with no imports going into the European Union. The Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya Chairman Apollo Owuor told a gathering of farmers, buyers and development partners at a conference titled Making Kenya the Global Leader in Passion Fruit Production and Marketing held in…

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