How to improve your fruit harvest

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 fruit as cordons or trained trees. You can also grow fruit in containers. With a little care throughout the year, you can enjoy the best possible harvests – here’s how. Plant at least two fruit trees Plant at least two fruit trees…

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Kenyan’s Diamonds are hanging on Tree Fruits

fruits farming in Kenya

How huge is the potential for the fruits farming and export business in Kenya? You’re about to find out… As millions of people around the world look for healthier and organic foods, fruits are growing in demand both locally and globally. Apart from the millions of fruits that we eat at home in Kenya, many of us do not notice the huge volumes of bananas, avocados, pineapples, mangoes and several other tropical fruit varieties that are shipped to Europe, the Middle East and USA every week! Kenya has a unique…

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Hass-avocado Farming: Suitable Counties in Kenya

sustainable hass avocado farming in kenya

Hass Avocado is the new goldmine for modern farmers. Ever thought why county governments are insisting on Hass-Avocado farming? Most of you must by now know that many county governments are encouraging farmers to plant avocados. This is so because hass-avocado does not require much labor and time to maintain. In addition, demand for avocado is extremely high and we just can’t satisfy the current local demand and in  European countries. Before the market was regulated, farmers used to sell a fruit for as low as Sh1. Now they sell…

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Tree-tomato farming made easy in Kenya

For those of you who might not have the greenest of thumbs, here may be a good productive plant for you to start growing, tree-tomato. Learn more now! The tree-tomato, typically referred to as the tamarillo, may be a member of tomato family, that additionally includes different staples like regular eggplants, capsicums and potatoes. It isn’t all that acknowledged here in Kenya. However, if you raise a relative or friend from Central Kenya, they’ll presently need to be your best buddy after they hear you have got a tree that…

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Starting an Orchard at home isn’t As tough As you would possibly Think

We all realize that fruits have lots of health edges, however growing them in your farm provides several benefits. Not solely you’re assured of a constant offer of recent fruits, however tending to them right in your own curtilage conjointly adds physical activity to your daily routine. Additionally, growing them, yourself can provide you with additional management over that fertilizers and pesticides that are applied – or not applied – to those fruits. However, lots of householders realize growing fruits discouraging. Kenyans believe that the exercise needs excessive amount of…

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SHORT RAINS

The short rains are here with us once again. If you as a farmer have been thinking of becoming a great passion fruits farmer, this is the time. Passion fruits are known to make the best juice and this makes the demand for export very high consequently making the price go high. Due to its acidity nature, passion fruit is highly recommended for juice blending. Passion fruit is commercially produced here in Kenya and is ranked third in categories of fruits exported. This is more reason farmers should establish passion…

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Earn more on tree tomato farming

There are very few farmers who grow tree tomatoes for the market. Tree tomatoes are easy to grow, resistant to diseases and in great demand. Tree tomato is a small, half woody plant with shallow roots. It grows to an average height of 3.5 – 5.0 m depending on the variety. It produces an egg-shaped oval fruit. The fruit tree prefers well-drained soils and grows best in climates with long hours of sunlight. In hot and dry climates, the trees may require shade to maintain adequate moisture in the soil. The…

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Why Grafted Tree Tomato

Cost analysis of planting 200 grafted tree tomato seedlings. Variety: Red oratia. Space: 6000sqft Preparation of land (digging ,fallowing) to attain fine tillage 1000 Buying of seedlings from reputable dealers @100 each 20000 Digging of holes 2ft by 2ft @10 each 2000 Buying and application of manure per hole @50 per bucket 10000 Planting, mulching of seedlings 500 Fertilizer for the entire season 4000 Chemicals for the entire season 7000 Water expenses (for irrigation) 10000 Management and miscellaneous. 20000 Total cost 70500 Expected output 65kg -120kg per tree @100 for…

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