Crops

Avocado

INTRODUCTION The avocado is native to the Americas. It is very nutritious with a high protein and oil content and is becoming increasingly important as an export crop. ...

Capsicum

INTRODUCTION Capsicum is also known as pilipili hoho in Swahili. Capsicum is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to...

Brinjals

INTRODUCTION Brinjals is the nightshade Solanum melongena, also known as the aubergine, brinjal eggplant, eggplant, melongene, or guinea squash. It was domesticated in...

Cauliflower

INTRODUCTION Cauliflowers were introduced to France from Genoa in the 16th century. It is a cool season vegetable that is considered a delicacy by many persons. It is a...

Spider Plant

INTRODUCTION Spider plant locally referred to as Mwangani (Swahili), Thageti (Kikuyu), Tsisaka (Luhya), Alot-dek (Luo), Saget (Kalenjin), Chinsaga (Kisii), Mwianzo...

Courgette

INTRODUCTION Courgette or Zucchini or squash has Fruits, leaves and flowers that are used as vegetables, and their seeds are consumed roasted as a snack food. Zucchini...

Spinach

INTRODUCTION Spinach is a green leafy vegetable whose leaves are eaten raw or cooked in salads and soups. PRODUCTION Varieties Early Hybrid No. 7, Giant Noble, New...

Pineapple

INTRODUCTION The pineapple is native to South America, but it is now widely grown throughout the tropics and in warm locations in the subtropics. The pineapple is a...