Crops

Kale

INTRODUCTION Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage, with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. Kale is a very popular seed variety...

French Beans

INTRODUCTION Green beans, also known as French beans (British English), string beans in the northeastern and western United States, snap beans or squeaky beans, are the...

Cabbages

INTRODUCTION Cabbages are grown mainly for the local market. They are valuable as sources of vitamins and minerals, as well as a source of cash for smallscale farmers in...

Citrus

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

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...

Cucumber

INTRODUCTION Cucumber is grown for the immature fruits, which are eaten fresh (slicing cucumber), or used for pickles (pickling cucumber). The slicing cucumbers are...

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...