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How to grow AVOCADO in Uganda

Ripe Green AVOCADO on Tree

Ripe Green AVOCADO on Tree

Ripe Green AVOCADO on Tree AVOCADO Fruit Cut into Two

Avocado is a tropical ever green fruit tree found in most home gardens in Uganda.

“Ova” as locally known in the central Uganda, the tree is organically produced given the optimal weather conditions and fertile soils.

Common varieties of avocado grown in Uganda

Hass - its gives pear shaped to ovoid fruits, its skin is tough, leathery, dark purple to nearly black when ripe and pebbled.

Reed - gives round, medium to large fruits with skin slightly rough, medium thick pliable. The fruit gives fresh cream colored with rich, faintly nutty flavor.

Bacon - gives fruits which are small to medium size, round ovoid, with smooth green to almost colorless flesh.

Fuertes - gives pear shaped, small to medium fruits. The skin is slightly rough to touch, with many small yellow dots.

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Soil requirements for growing avocado

Although the avocado grows on wide range of soils, it grows best on deep, well drained fertile soils of medium texture with a ph range of 5.5 to 6.5.

How to Propagate avocado on your Farm

Avocado is propagated both by seed, and preferably by cuttings because avocado cuttings give faster results when used, with fruiting starting as early as 26 months.

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How to plant Avocado in Uganda

Like any other tree plant, avocado occupies the ground for a long time.

So every effort should be made to layout and prepare the field properly before planting.

Dig a hole about the same depth as the root ball making the width of the hole 2-3 times the size of the polybag in which the seedling was brought up.

Cut the polybag sleeve to separate it from the root ball, and then gently place the seedling into the hole.

Fill the hole with soil, but a void mixing in manure as the ammonium released by organic manure can burn the seedling.

Water the seedling to provide moisture needed for proper plant growth.

You can go a head to mulch the seedling to help retain moisture in the ground.

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How Best to Harvest Avocadoes in Africa

Avocado is unique in the way it ripens.

It matures on the tree but does not ripen until it’s picked so some experience is required to determine when an avocado is sufficiently mature for harvesting.

Generally the skin color becomes more yellowish- green or purple and the surface shine becomes dull in appearance.

You can harvest your ready fruits by hand, using picking poles or ladders.

Avoid picking during wet weather as fruits are more susceptible to skin damage and fungal infection.

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About Marketing your avocado

You can Sell your avocado surplus to fresh fruit markets in Kampala capital city or even in supermarkets grocery stalls.

Quick Tips for growing Avocado in Uganda

  • Clear up site meant for permanently sitting the avocado.

  • The layout can be in home garden or on a commercial basis.

  • Open up the surface to create a hole of the same diameter as the seedling.

  • Cut the poly bag to separate it from the root ball gently.

  • Then place your seedling into the hole, but care should be taken not to damage the roots.

  • Gently cover with soils and even water.

  • You should have a regular pesticide routine which prevents insects as they are usually a problem.

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