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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How to establish grafted purple passion Fruits Orchard

Passion fruit production is constrained by several insect pests, diseases and inadequate knowledge on the management of the crop among other factors. A grower needs to know a few basic facts about the crop. Varieties The two types of commercially grown passion fruit in Kenya. 1) The purple passion (Passiflora edulis f. edulis) This type of passion fruit is most suited to upper midland and highlands (1,100 to 2,500m above sea level). It has purple colored superior fruits of 4-5 cm in diameter which have an aromatic flavor. It is…

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Fruit farming In Ukambani saving residents from insufficient rainfall

Fruit farming In Ukambani saving residents from insufficient rainfall Lower Eastern Kenya region commonly Known as Ukambani have adopted farming of different fruits. Frruit farming has revived the region and has given hopes to many farmers who for years have experienced poor harvesting of other crops. Most parts of the country especially eastern region for instance experienced below-normal rainfall that was mainly recorded in April and May 2017 according to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources State Department of Environment Kenya, Meteorological Department. This ever-hotter weather and more erratic…

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