Avocado trees are very susceptible to root rot, which is caused by the soil-borne fungus Phytophthora cinnamomi (root rot). This is basically the issue of plants rotting. Controlling this disease is the highest priority for avocado growers. Farmers therefore should be informed of the signs and symptoms of… Read More »ROOT ROT
The international prefers the organic avocado fruits compared to the fruits produced using chemicals.
At the export market each fruit retails between Kshs.10-20 but still not possible to satisfy the incoming demand.
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… Read More »Post Harvest Practices Of Hass Avocado Fruits To Export
Avocado farming in Kenya presents a good opportunity not only for farmers, but a growing population of young people to venture into. The Kenyan market both domestic and export is growing but limited by the production capacity of the current farmers. The most popular variety for the export market is… Read More »Governor Mutua: Hass avocados are in super high demand in the world
For many years, farmers in the central highlands of Kenya have depended on Coffee and tea farming as the main cash crops. Everything was going on well with farmers smiling to the banks until sometime back when prices plummeted to the great disappointment of coffee farmers in Kenya.… Read More »Why Hass Avocado is the new Cash Crop
Jungle Nut Holdings Limited, a Thika-based firm is offering better prices to avocado and macadamia farmers in Kiambu and Murang’a counties. Jungle Nut Holdings Limited also provides financial support and agricultural training. Speaking during farmers’ organic and e-buying workshop at a Thika hotel last year, J-Hela accounts manager… Read More »Farmers already earning more from Macadamia nuts and hass Avocados
Growing your own fruit means that you can enjoy the pick of delicious varieties fresh from the tree or bush, turn them into pies, jellies and jams or store for future use. And you don’t need a lot of space, either – in small gardens, you can grow… Read More »How to improve your fruit harvest
The need and desirability to prune or control the growth of mature avocado trees has been a matter of debate for many years. We have found that pruning does not increase fruit yield in Kenya. Continual and severe pruning generally stimulates vegetative growth at the expense of fruiting,… Read More »Pruning, Hedging and Topping Mature Hass Avocado Trees
Kenya produces an estimated one hundred and fifteen thousand metric tons of avocados annually. Out of this, 70% are grown by small scale farmers. The local market has been a major beneficiary of these avocados, but lately, this has changed drastically. Many farmers have begun commercializing to the… Read More »Why farmers should embrace new Hass avocado variety