Post Harvest Practices Of Hass Avocado Fruits To Export


Unlike other fruits which are usually bright and conspicuous avocado usually become duller (brown) in appearance. The fruit is also to be picked before it ripens. The picking of the fruits from the tree is either done by the farmer or the buyer himself who have the market either local or international. For those who have international market, need to do a number of practices in order to meet the standards put in place by the market. These practices include; Selection The avocado are sorted out into different categories basing…

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This is how you can earn from Yellow passion Farming

Yellow passion Farming

In the horticulture sector, fruits and vegetables are some of the top foreign exchange earnings for Kenya. Few people have the expertise on passion farming despite it being a high-income earner. Due to the lack of enough knowledge, most farmers miss the profitability of passion farming. The crop grows in a wide range of environments ranging from highlands to lowlands. The demand for Kenyan yellow passion is high in the local and export markets. Conditions necessary for yellow passion farming Soil– The crop grows well in deep and well-drained soils that…

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The best way to do Peaches farming

Peaches farming

Despite fetching good prices in the local and international markets, only a few farmers have embraced peach farming in Kenya. The fruit is essentially a luxury in most parts of the world. Kenya mainly exports peaches to Belarus, Rwanda, Singapore, and Somalia. They are extensively used in making juices, butter, topping for yogurt, waffles, ice cream, and as filling in pies and tarts. This shows that their demand is literary high. With few farmers growing the crop, the supply is still low. Why not take advantage of the market gap…

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What You Should Know About Custard Apple (Matomoko)Farming in Kenya

Custard apple farming

Custard apple farming is gaining attention from a large number of farmers since it’s highly profitable. Farmers in in different parts of the country are shifting from traditional crops to custard apple. With a ready market and premium prices in the international market, the venture can be highly remunerative. Ecological requirements Rainfall: The crop thrives in moderate and well-distributed rainfall. However, it withstands heavy rainfall and drought. This means that it can be grown under irrigation in dry areas. Temperature:The plant thrives in temperatures ranging from 150C – 300C. Custard…

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Tips on How to Grow Pears in Kenya

One of the joys of the season is biting a juicy pear. Commercial pear farming can be a lucrative agribusiness that only a small number has ventured in. Upon establishment, the plants require little care. Retailing at competitive prices in the local and export markets, pears can be a good source of income. Ecological requirements Climatic Conditions Temperatures: Pears flourish in cool regions with temperatures ranging from 150C to 320C. In warm and dry regions, pear farming requires regular irrigation, fertilization, and continuous optimization of pollination. Rainfall: The plants require…

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Mkulima Wa Nyeri: “Future Billionaires will be Farmers”

Mkulima wa Nyeri farm is a department under OxfarmAg ltd founded to provide the seedlings, learning experiences and fresh fruits for eating. The farm was founded by Dickson Kahuro Wambugu (Mkulima wa Nyeri) after graduating from Moi University in 2015 where he studied Agricultural Economics and Resource Management.  With a passion for farming he started by growing grafted tree tomato and pepper to get exposure as to what agricultural venture practically tastes like. It’s through this exposure that he got the idea of supplying seedlings after getting many farmers in…

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How To Grow Peaches And Nectarines

Peaches and Nectarines are within the scope of all to grow successfully in this Kenya, no matter where you live. The way in which you grow them can be varied according to climate, locality and position but they can be a real triumph and are generally hardier than is often realized. The Peach and Nectarine tree flowers early – second only in this respect to the Apricot – and usually opens blossom from the end of March. For this reason, some protection is advisable so that the flowers do not…

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Avocado Exports Banned for one Month Due To Rising Local Prices

The Directorate of Horticulture has banned all avocado exports following a severe shortage that has raised costs of the fruit to a three-and-a-half-year high. The average worth of a 90-kilogramme bag of avocado shot up to Sh2,560 in December, creating it the very best value of the artifact since May 2014, when a bag was merchandising for slightly higher than Sh2,700. A single avocado is presently selling for between Sh50 and Sh80 in Nairobi’s retail markets, up from between Sh10 and Sh20 each throughout peak season. The Agriculture and Food…

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Drip irrigation in fruits

Drip irrigation is a micro irrigation method in which the rate of water application is very low and without any pressure. i.e., drop by drop.  Drip irrigation is based on the basic concept of irrigation only the roots zone of crop, rather than the entire land surface on which the crop is grown. Water flows from the emission points through the soil by capillarity and gravity. The soil moisture content of the crop root zone is maintained at near optimum level to facilitate optimum crop growth and production. Drip irrigation…

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Benefits of Growing Your Own Fruits

Benefits for you and your family: Fresh and nutritious fruits. Fruits from your own garden are higher in nutrients than the ones that have traveled several thousand miles to get to your grocery store. Having your children assist you in the garden can increase the chance that they will eat more of the fruits and vegetables they have helped to grow. Growing your own fruits can offer you the opportunity to reduce the amount of pesticides that you use in your garden, making them healthier. Growing your own fruits will…

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