Hass Avocado Farming in Kenya is constantly gaining traction. In comparison to the other types, the Hass avocado variety is the most popular Kenya avocado for export since it has a strong market in Europe. Hass is originated from Guatemala, and one of its most distinguishing characteristics is that when ripe, it becomes dark purple. For contemporary farmers, Hass Avocado is the new goldmine. Hass avocado growing in Kenya is an excellent option for young people and farmers. The market, both domestic and international, is expanding on a daily basis, but it is constrained by manufacturing capacity. Because of its intrinsic qualities and devotion to organic cultivation, demand predictions for Kenyan cultivated Hass avocado fruits are expanding both locally and globally.
Avocado Farming in Kenya
Avocado cultivation is becoming more popular in Kenya and across the world, owing to the fruit’s nutritional value. The fruit is becoming recognized as a nutritious superfood, and as a result, yearly global demand is expanding faster than annual global supply. As a result, the fruit commands premium prices on the global market.
Hass avocado farming in Kenya is done from seeds, but grafting is done to guarantee you have the proper hass cultivar, which boosts resilience to diseases, improves production, and promotes adaptation to diverse soils. Growers discovered that grafting short stems onto a seedling of another species of avocado generates a tree that develops faster and provides significantly more fruit than a Hass seed.
Avocado Irrigation Requirements
Rainfed avocados require more than 1000 mm of rainfall each year, spaced out across the year, with a two-month dry season prior to blooming. According to our Avocado Farming Guide, most avocados require irrigation. Plants require around 25 mm of water every week. Farmers should make sure they have enough water all year since drought-stricken avocado plants die quickly. You should test the quality of your irrigation water. High pH and bicarbonates cause a buildup of free lime in the soil. High salts, sodium, and chloride levels have a deleterious impact on plants.
Water is applied via a drip or micro sprinkler. The primary roots are relatively shallow, and water must be delivered equally throughout the root region. The soil in the root zone can quickly dry up or become salty, so maintaining correct moisture levels is crucial. A conscientious farmer will invest in a proper soil moisture monitoring system because soil moisture impacts root health, productivity, and tree longevity.
How to Irrigate Hass avocado
The planting distance is 5 m 5 m. It will take around 150 avocado trees to cover 1 acre. AQUA-HUB KENYA offers the best Emitter irrigation system for Avocados in Kenya.
Avocado Irrigation Kit Prices in Kenya
|Irrigation Type/ Size of the Land||1/4 Acre||1/2 Acre||1 Acre|
|Sprinklers / Rain Gun||30,000/-||50,000/-||75,000/-|
Avocado Drip Kit in Kenya
Our drip irrigation systems are used in Kenya for commercial avocado cultivation. The optimum watering method for avocado trees, wherever they are, is button drip. Irrigation is a major factor in Kenya’s commercial avocado production. The irrigation technique used does not depend on the kind of avocado. The cost of the irrigation system is impacted in Kenya by the space between avocado trees. In comparison to the conventional rain-fed approach, irrigation dramatically increases avocado production per acre. Avocado fertigation is feasible using a button drip irrigation system. We can provide you with suggestions on the best approach to take.
Irrigation of Hass Avocado is a simple process with the following components;
- Main Pipes (Lay Flat pipes)
- Sub Main Pipes which are 16 mm with control valves
- Adjustable Button Drippers red in color.
- Assorted fittings for the piping
Benefits of Hass Avocado Farming in Kenya
The fruit provides the following advantages that are common to the avocado family:
- They are high in protein and mineral content when compared to animal protein.
- Avocados are a great source of healthy cholesterol.
- They are applicable in cosmetics, including in the production of face and hair oils.
- They are a good source of revenue for farmers as well as foreign cash for the country, particularly Hass avocados.
Aqua Hub Kenya offers the best and most economical irrigation systems that you can use for avocado irrigation at affordable prices. We offer all the required irrigation equipment for Hass avocado farming in Kenya. We also provide tips on best practices that farmers need to consider before they venture into avocado farming. For more details, contact: NAIROBI: 0790719020 | ELDORET: 0759372241.