Growing Passion Fruits, Water Melon & Pumpkins

Updated: July 15, 2014

We have set to empower interested participants with skills for growing Passion Fruits, Pumpkins and Water Melon. We shall be focusing more at small acreage farmers who can start any of the above for commercial purposes.

Why Passion Fruits?

PASSION FRUITS: – the improved local breed lives for 3 – 5 years, 2 seasons in a year with a yield of 2 – 4 bags per week from an acre. At current prices, an acre will fetch you UgX 600,000 to 1,200,000 per week. Remember! Harvest starts at just 5 months.

Market: – the market is open all year around. Why should we depend on imported Passion Fruits from Burundi when you can also open up your land and put up a small commercial farm!

For Business purposes, start with at least half an acre.

Why Water Melon? 

WATER MELON: – harvest in 90 – 135 days, 1100 fruits per ha, the market is open all year round.

Why Pumpkins?

PUMPKINS: – Imagine harvesting 2,000 – 2500 pumpkins per acre per season. You have 3 seasons in a year.

The shelf-life of pumpkins can extend up to 9 months after harvest. It means, this is one of the food crops that can safeguard you and your family against hunger. Again, you can keep your produce in store until the market prices are attractive enough.

Yeah, let’s all join the training workshop.

Training Venue: Telesat International, Burton Street, Platinum House, 2nd Floor, Room B.3

Training Date: December 12, 2015

Time: 09:00 am to 02:00 pm

Fees per Head: UgX 50,000/-

Lead Presenter Maalik Fahd Kayondo

You can call Sarah for details: 0712 807 716/ 0772 583 751

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  1. Talibu Taban

    November 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    thanx for info, I. Want to attend.

  2. Hidaya

    November 10, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Thanks for this useful information. I am interested more in passion fruit growing training and candle making. Is it possible to be trained?

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