Apple Farming In Kenya:
One of the questions that prospective apple farmers ask all the time is:
“Can apples really grow in Kenya?”
Based on my 15 years’ experience as a horticulturist, the answer is yes!
In fact, they can grow almost everywhere in Kenya…
And you can become rich doing it.
I know that statement may sound too good to be true.
My guess is, “You are unmoved by it, and you want tangible proof.
If that describes you, spare a few minutes and watch the following video.
It shares the amazing story how one farmer, by the name Wambugu, accidentally discovered this fact.
Since then, he has never looked back.
And he swears by his life that, “There is no fruit tree that is as profitable as apples.”
Ready to learn how to grow apples even if you’ve never done it before?
Answer yes—and you’ll discover amazing ways this crop can improve your livelihood.
My bet is…
You’ll be laughing at money problems.
Apples Can Grow Very Well in the Following areas of Kenya:
- And more areas!
That’s not the only interesting part of the apple farming…
“You can make HUGE profits by growing apples in Kenya.
The only exception of where apples can’t grow are the following areas:
- The Northern Kenya Desert areas,
- The Coast strip of Kenya.
I know that the statement that I have made about apple farming in Kenya, is a tall statement.
It is almost unbelievable, because ALL our lives, we have been taught that…
“Apples grow in Europe, America, China and in the countries that experience winter.”
To say the truth, apples can grow in the tropics too.
And I have seen apple plants with my very own eyes bearing fruit.
How The False Idea That Apples Can’t Grow in Kenya Became So Widespread?
In my opinion, this false idea was spread by the academia in universities.
For a long time, they have been teaching that apples can only grow at the very high altitude areas in Kenya.
It took one uneducated farmer by the name Wambugu to prove that the professors DEAD wrong.
I clearly remember my days at Egerton University studying Horticulture.
We studied a course known as Hort 403 that was about—Temperate fruits.
In the course of study, we learnt about the production and management various temperate fruits like:
- Peaches among others.
One key lesson was “These fruit trees required some chilling temperatures so that they can produce fruit.”
For that reason, the production of these fruits was limited to the following highland areas where chilling temperatures could be met.
- Areas around the slopes of Mount Kenya,
- And the high altitude areas where temperatures averaged 12-150 C
Years later I was surprised to learn that apples can grow even in the semi desert areas of Kenya.
Apple Farming in Kenya: How to start an Apple Farm in Kenya
Starting an apple farm in Kenya is not complicated.
It is so easy.
You don’t need to have had any experience growing apples.
In fact, the lack of experience is an advantage rather than a disadvantage.
You’ll be so committed to making it work for you, that you’ll be instantly propelled to success.
All you need to get started growing apples is to have:
- A farm, piece of Land, or a plot in a suitable area,
- The right apple seedlings that will start fruiting in 15-18 months,
- Desire and commitment to care for the apple trees from the time they are seedlings until they mature and start fruiting.
These requirements especially # 3 are a hustle to many people.
However, if you persevere—apple trees will reward you 10 times in yields and profits!
The Easy Steps of Starting Your Apple Orchard
- Buy the right apple seedling variety (Best is the Wambugu Apple)
- Your land should be well draining, protected from animals and intruders. (please note that apples can grow in all types of soil even black cotton soil)
- Prepare your land for transplanting. Remove all weeds, and other undesirable plants.
- Dig transplanting holes that are spaced at a distance of 4 meters X 4 meters.
- Transplant your seedlings during the evening to minimize transplanting shock.
- Water the seedlings regularly for them to be firmly established in their new environment.
- Continue to maintain the seedlings, perform routine operations like pruning, manure application, watering, pruning, spraying against diseases and pests.
- In 1 ½ -2 years’ time, you should start enjoying your first fruits!
Where to Get the Right Apple Seedlings in Kenya That Guarantee You Profits!
There are many nurseries that sell apple seedlings in Kenya.
And you could buy from any of them.
However, there is a HUGE risk.
It is so difficult for someone without experience to differentiate between the right variety and the wrong variety.
You could grow apple seedlings only to discover 2 years later that they were bogus seedlings.
That’s why I insist to all potential buyers and to my customers…
That they should only buy seedlings from a certified nursery and from a recognized horticulturist.
And that’s what makes us special among the rest of the nurseries.
Our nursery is certified to produce apple seedlings among others…
So you have confidence that whatever you buy from us will perform like a charm!
To get the seedlings that will get you started, click the button below!
Which Apple Seedlings Variety Do You Sell?
Well sell the Wambugu Apple Variety.
- This is a local apple seedling variety that is:
- Acclimatized to the local weather, and dry conditions,
- Resistant to diseases and pest,
- Hardy thus able to withstand bad weather, and low fertility soils.
- High yielding—once the apple tree starts yielding fruit, it will do so throughout the year during its lifespan!
Buy your Wambugu Seedlings Today to start Your Apple Farm Anywhere in Kenya!
Is Apple Farming in Kenya Profitable?
First, let me be honest with you.
Apple farming is highly profitable.
Therefore, if your farm is under another crop, think long and hard.
That said, doing any business is risky.
You could lose ALL your capital.
On the other hand, you could succeed beyond your wildest dream.
That’s not all.
In every business, there is the learning curve that you need to go through to get profit.
And you cannot run away from it.
Despite all the attendant risks, with apple farming, you cannot sit back and do nothing because of the fear of loss.
To get into the apple growing business, there’s need to make calculated risks.
Doing so will that reduce your exposure for loss, and increase your chances of profitability.
For that reason, you need to be armed with information on:
- Yield per acre of Apple,
- Cost of apple seedlings,
- The farm inputs you need per acre of Apple,
- Labor requirements,
- Apple wholesale price,
- Retail prices of apple fruits in Kenya,
Since this topic on Profitability of apple farming is quite lengthy, I will write a detailed post about it soon.
Keep following this blog for details about it
Contrary to popular opinion, apples can grow very well in Kenya.
You can also make unbelievable profit growing apples as a professional farmer.
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