This is a list of the most profitable fruits to grow in Kenya. Fruits with a high nutritional value are the best to grow. This is because they have a high demand in the local and international markets.
Here is a list of the most profitable fruits to grow in Kenya.
Passion fruits are high-value fruits that don’t take long to fully mature. The main varieties grown in the country are purple and yellow varieties. They are one of Kenya’s main fruit exports. Locally, there is a ready market for passion fruits, for example in open-air markets, supermarkets, groceries and food processing companies.
Avocados are very popular fruits in the country. They are loved by many people. You will never lack a market for avocados as a farmer. For export purposes, Hass Avocado is the best variety to grow.
Even though strawberry farming is not a common venture in the country, the fruits are very nutritious and can fetch you good fortune if you get a steady market. Locally, the demand is high compared to the supply. Food processing companies are the major buyers of strawberries in Kenya. A kilo goes for up to Kshs 200.
Bananas are widely consumed in the country. If you walk into any market, you will never fail to see bananas being sold. The demand is high in the local markets, especially in the Western region where it is more of staple food to some people (matoke).
Apples are ‘high-end’ fruits that fetch good prices in high-end supermarkets, groceries and food stores. They are very nutritious fruits that can also be grown for export. In the local market, a piece ranges between Kshs 20-30.
Citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges are very good sources of Vitamin C. The demand for fruits is very high in the local market, especially during this period of COVID 19. The fruits can also be grown for export. They are mainly exported to the European market.
Watermelons are very profitable fruits to grow in the country. They fetch very good prices in the local market. They can also be grown for export purposes.
Mangoes are very delicious and nutritious fruits that are mainly grown in the Eastern region. They can be grown for export or local consumption. A farmer can fetch good prices for the fruits especially if he/she lands a tender to supply them to food processing companies, for example, juice companies such as Afia, Kevian, Delmonte etc.
Pineapples are very nutritious fruits that are widely consumed in the country. An acre of land can hold about 1100 pineapples which when sold can earn a farmer a good fortune. Pineapples can also be supplied to food processing companies, sold in open-air markets, grocery stores… etc.