Fruits farming in Kenya can make you money especially if you have adequate land to do farming and you have a passion of succeeding in whatever you do.
Many entrepreneurs will tell you that starting any kind of business is not an easy task. But doing farming is one of the easiest routes to take in life to succeed. We have studied the trends both locally and internationally and we have gathered that fruits are in high demand. This is so because people are now conscious more than ever in what they eat and how they live. The following fruits and crops can make you rich if you follow everything by the book.
- Hass Avocado
- Tissue Culture Bananas
- Straw berries
What surprises me is that anyone planting watermelon and onions makes up to Ksh 3 million in three months from one acre piece of land. The sweet story does not end there. This person receives calls almost every minute from middlemen who want to buy the watermelon or onions at any price-the demand for watermelon/onions is crazy.
Straw berry Fruits
The demand for strawberries is bursting at the seams and the supply is low. This is because of the strawberry flavour from yoghurt, ice-creams, and jams and in perfumes. Companies that use these fruits are relying on imports this is sufficient justification why strawberry farming is and will remain lucrative agribusiness in the years to come. Strawberries can grow in almost every part of our country provided there is constant water supply and stable temperature. A one eighth of an acre would be adequate for a beginner but if you are in an urban setting you can invest in a few containers (which you can then put in your backyard) and start farming. It takes about 70 days for the crop to mature and produce the first fruits. But because the fruits are highly perishable (stays fresh for four to five days after harvesting), it is advisable to start looking for market early enough to avoid incurring losses. An eighth piece of land can produce between 30kg and 50kg of strawberries per week and each kilo goes for about Sh200 at the current market price. Now assuming your small farm produces 50Kgs per week then that means you can make Sh40,000 per month using only a small portion of your land. Once you plant them, 70 days down the line you will get your first harvest. This will continue for up to three years with two to three harvesting seasons every year. Like any other business with attractive returns, strawberry farming in Kenya requires capital. Chandler is the most popular variety. Strawberries are runners, so once you plant, you do not need to buy other seedlings as you can propagate them by removing the splits from the parent plant.
Hass Avocados are another kind of fruits that can easily make you rich. Nowadays farmers in Central Kenya and Upper Eastern are smiling all the way to the bank. Those who used to plant maize/coffee have stopped the silly business and embarked on planting hass avocados.
Tissue Culture Bananas
Kisiis are also not left behind. You see several tracks overloaded with bananas from Keumbu all the way to Nairobi and Mombasa. This is an opportunity for farmers who come from areas where bananas grow. TC banana and especially the williams variety is a money maker.
For the All type of Fruit tree seedlings We at oxfarm we do propagate and sell quality certified seedlings to farmers at the best prices for each seedling as above. We also assist in establishment of orchards and for all types of fruit trees. In order to learn more visit our demo farm at ridge ways Kiambu road or in Nyeri. Contact 0706222888 To get directions Call/Text/ WhatsApp us on 0706222888