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What should I do to become a better fruit farmer?

Should one just purchase fruit tree seedlings and just plant? The answer is no, a good farmer knows what to plant at a particular season. A good farmer also knows why he/she is planting certain fruits and who his/her targets are. A good farmer also knows when to do the planting so that he/she can get the desired yield.

With short rains around the corner, it is crucial to purchase seedlings now so that by the time it is raining the fruit trees are already on the planted.

Why is it important to plant before it starts raining? Fruit tree seedlings always have sensitive root structure. Agronomists always recommended to never take the seedling from a favorable environment to a non-favorable environment.

Did you know planting before the full onset of the rains always comes with more pros than cons?

First, as a farmer you will have easy task in land preparation and also easy task during the planting.

Secondly, this helps you as the farmer to ensure full maximization of the rains from day one till the day when the last drop will be dropping.

Lastly, Planting the fruit trees before onset of rains aids with the proper root establishment in the soil so that in the event the rains happen to come in excess levels, then the plants have higher chances of evading root rot which is a serious disease common in water logged soils.

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For vigorous growth tree tomatoes prefer subtropical climate.

Tree tomatoes prefer subtropical climate. For vigorous growth, they require well-drained fertile soil which is rich in organic matter. The soil must be permeable since the plants are not tolerant to water-logging.

Tree tomatoes grow naturally on soils with a pH of 5 to 8.5 and do not tolerate tightly compacted soil. Although they can be planted under irrigation, rainfall between 600 and 4000 millimeters is suitable. The crop cannot survive in areas with prolonged drought and must have ample water during the dry season. Application of mulch retains moisture in a tree tomato plantation and also reduces weed growth.

Annual temperatures between 15 and 20 °C are ideal for tree tomato production. It is intolerant to frost (below -2 °C) and drought stress. Tree tomatoes grow well in altitude of between 1,500m to 3,000M above sea level.

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