How to Cultivate Grafted Wambugu Apples

Wambugu apple can be grown in any soil type and weather but not in a waterlog area. For optimum growth and yield plant them in a sandy-loam soil. Planting Soak the roots of the seedlings in water for an hour before planting to hydrate them. Sow the seedlings into the already dug hole at a depth of 2 inches above the soil level. Mulch the root area with the compost manure. Transplant them very early in the morning or later in the evening but first of all loosen the soil…

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Wambugu Apples – Introduction

Wambugu apple also known as semi-arid-apple is an organic grafted apple that can be grown anywhere around the world. Due to Climatic conditions, Apple farming has been a difficult thing in West Africa including Nigeria. Although this fruit bearing plant is very selective yet the fruit is liked by many people in our country. That is why the rate of consumption’s keeps increasing daily. Apple is more preferred than other fruits with a higher price as one can go for as high as #50 or #100 depending on the size.…

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History of Wambugu Apple

The reality on the ground however, is that we have an ever-growing demand for apples yet only a handful of apples are produced locally. What if you could start an apple farm, using locally-bred seedlings that unlike exotic ones require minimal care? Let me give you a short story about Wambugu Apples, a Kenyan innovation that holds great potential for agribusiness enthusiasts like you and me. Peter Wambugu is the name of a man who used to work as a mechanic in the streets of Nyeri. One day, he got…

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