Fruits

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. ...

Water Melon

INTRODUCTION Watermelon usually locally referred as Tikiti maji (Swahili) is indigenous to the dry plains of tropical and subtropical Africa. It is one of the most...

Paw Paw

INTRODUCTION Pawpaw or Papaya is a widely cultivated fruit tree in the tropics and subtropics. It is a popular fruit in Kenya. Ripe papaya is a favourite breakfast and...

Passion

INTRODUCTION Passionfruit is a native of southern Brazil where it grows on the edges of rain forests. There are two distinct forms: forma edulis, the purple...

Bananas

INTRODUCTION The ancestors of the commercial bananas originated from the Malaysian Peninsula, New Guinea and South-East Asia. Bananas are perennial tropical plants whose...

Mango

INTRODUCTION The Mango fruit is one of the most important tropical fruits. It is native to the Indian Monsoon region and has been cultivated for the last 4000 years. It...

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...

Citrus

INTRODUCTION The local names are Machungwa (oranges), Ndimu (limes), Limau (lemons), Madanzi (grapefruits), Chenza (tangerines/mandarins) all in Swahili. Citrus are...