May 27, 2024

There Is More Than Enough Money In Avocados And Macadamia Farming

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As demand for macadamia and avocados grows locally and internationally, there is no short cut for farmers seeking the best market and prices. One must get it right when it comes to varieties, seedlings and fruits, especially if planning to sell in the export market. It is important for a farmer to start with clean and high-quality planting materials to get higher yields. The export market requires quality produce, that is why it is not advisable to buy seedling from roadside sellers. Avocado can virtually grow well in all parts of the country apart from the coastal region due to salinity.

Sasini Venture into Avocado And Macadamia Farming

According to Business Daily, Jan, 2018, listed agriculture firm Sasini has joined its rival Kakuzi in growing macadamia and avocado for export as part of a diversification plan meant to cushion the business from fluctuating coffee and tea earnings. Sasini, which primarily grows coffee and tea, has set aside 200 acres of its land to grow avocado in Nandi and Sotik but has for the past six months been exporting fruits sourced from independent farmers.

The firm is also planting macadamia on a similar size of land in Kiambu, Ruiru and Mweiga as it prepares to commission its Sh500 million factory in Kiambu for processing the commodity starting April. According to the managing director, the demand for both crops is higher than supply at the moment.

Kakuzi exported 7,102 tonnes of avocado and 476 tonnes of macadamia in 2016, according to the firm’s latest annual report.

Grafted Macadamia Trees

Macadamia farmer from Tetu, Nyeri. (Courtesy Mugambo Wa Murimi-Inooro Fm)

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Grafted macadamia trees, according to Oxfarm Organic Limited, start bearing fruits after two years. They also produce 50kg to 200kg per season of nuts by the time they reach five years.

Non-grafted macadamia trees start bearing nuts after seven years producing between 7 to 10kg in the first year. By the time the tree is five years, it can only produce up to 50kg per season.

The trees flower from August to September and further development of the fruit lasts 31 weeks. They are disease and pest-resistant and can be produced successfully in areas where avocados, papaws, mangoes and bananas do well.

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  5. Very interesting businesses of planning macadamia trees and Avocado hass business.
    Please help the following;
    1. How can I get the grafted macadamia trees from you to kagera Tanzania and at what price.
    2. What iin the spacing to plant macadamia trees.
    3. What is the spacing of planting Hass Avocado trees.
    4. In Tanzania there are HASS plants, grafted fo you ththink have the same quality with that of Oxfam?
    Please advise.

  6. Dear Sir
    I am interested in starting a Macadamia farm. But for now I am caught between two ideas; Macadamia or Avocado.
    I have a 5 hector piece of land for this purpose. Please help me with the following questions:
    1. Which of the two is more profitable and has a bigger market?
    2. What cash crops can I plant (intercrop) in the process to make some income.
    3. Where would I find the right seedlings?
    4. How many trees per hector (of the above mentioned trees) can I plant?
    5. Grafted or new seedlings, which one is better?
    I live in Limpopo, Vhembe District
    Your response will be highly appreciated.

    Kind regards
    Enos Magwabeni
    072 304 2422

  7. I would like to venture in avocado farming. Where do I get the best has avocado seedlings in Nakuru.
    On another note which is the best venture in terms of returns btw Hass avocados and Macadamia farming.

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