Apples in Uganda

The Daily Monitor in Uganda has a story about the apple industry there (yes, you probably didn’t know Uganda had an apple industry, or a newspaper and website as nice as the Daily Monitor).  Uganda has come a long way since the Idi Amin days, and has high hopes for its apple industry.  The beautiful 3-acre orchard above belonging to Mr. Mbarara is an example of classic tropic apple culture; branches trained horizontally, trees close together, with Anna being one of the main varieties (which they pick two crops a year).  I’ve contacted a grower in Uganda and will be working with them and the government about exchanging information regarding apple culture in the tropics; who knows- maybe we’ll start our own version of NAFEX (NATFEX? National Association of Tropical Fruit Explorers?)

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15 Responses

  1. Note the stakes and string to pull down the branches, good practise !!

    • I’ve seen that in other parts of Uganda, and apparently it is standard practive in much of the tropics. I agree; excellent culture.

  2. i also need to no more about apple growing and iam in uganda any assistance is appreacieted

  3. if its to go to mr Mbarara i will go
    hanks from ERIA

  4. CAN APPLES GROW IN NOT SO COLD PLACES

  5. Dear Eria:

    Yes, apples will grow in a very hot climate. Send me an email at apples@kuffelcreek.com and I can get you more information.

    Kevin

  6. hi, i live in the caribbean and have been experimenting on growing apples from seed. my seedlings grow for about two weeks and then die of root rot . any ideas what is the cause of that and how i can stop it?

  7. I am a practicing farmer in Eastern Uganda, Bugiri District. Is it possible for me to grow apples in this part of Uganda?

    I will appreciate your valuable advice.

    Peter

  8. hullo. am in Luwero district, can apple do well in this area?

  9. Am Muhindo Abby
    of Bwera ss kasese district.I would like to establish an apple farm in my home village in Ihandiro on the slopes of mt Rwenzori where we have hred fertile soils and cool temps.
    We need your close assistance since funds look to be so limiting. we are a group of 30 united members who are in need.we are called Kyambogho 1 cocoa and apple growers.
    Thanks.

    • No problem, give John Baptist Lwanga a call at +256 752 651 834

  10. HELLO! CAN I GET TRAINING IN GROWING APPLES FROM YOUR INSTITUTION. YOUR ASSISTANCE PLEASE! EMMA

    • Yes, contact John Baptist Lwanga at +256 752 651 834 He may be traveling out of network, keep trying.

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