April 06, 2020

Why Hass Avocado is such a big deal

The Hass Avocado Plant is an amazing cultivar of Avocado. It has unique properties that makes it a very desirable Avocado variety to grow.

Locally, the NSE listed Company Kakuzi has been growing this specific Avocado Cultivar and exporting the fruit globally. In the recent past, Kakuzi has also ventured into selling the Hass Avocado seedlings to farmers as well as purchasing the fruit from them. Avocado fruit business is growing rapidly in Kenya with small-scale farmers reaping big profits from relatively small and non-intensive labour investment.

The viability of Hass Avocado farming stems from the resilience of the Hass Avocado Plant. The rising demand for Hass Avocado Fruit both Locally and internationally is fuelling this global super-fruit appeal to farmers.

The consumption of Kenyan grown Hass avocado fruits locally and internationally is increasing due to its inherent characteristics and adherence to Organic production. Hass Avocado is resistant to diseases and pests which gives Kenyan farmers competitive advantage over growing other crops that require higher maintenance like pesticides, weeding and cumbersome harvesting. 

Hass is the most popular avocado variety with great demand in global markets due to its nutty flavour and rich butter. It accounts for about 80 per cent of all avocados consumed in the entire world. In Africa the variety is grown in both Kenya and South Africa.  

The Competitive Advantage of Hass Avocado
The cost of production is low as it requires less labour compared to other staple foods like Maize and Beans grown across Kenya. It is a perennial crop, and the Kenyan season comes when other regions of the world are off season making the fruit fetch attractive prices. International markets prefer organically grown fruit, and the Kenyan climate offers the optimum climate to grow organically grow Hass Avocado.

Hass Avocado trees are propagated through grafting, which means the stem of Hass avocado variety is spliced onto another avocado variety. The technique yields quicker harvests, consistent fruit quality and disease-resistant avocado trees

Certified Hass Avocado Seedlings for sale by Matoonda
As an innovative agricultural business, we offer certified Hass Avocado seedlings for sale in Kenya. We work very closely with Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate and Horticultural Development Authority that have certified our nurseries and seedlings.

These certified seedling offer high production capacity by growing quickly, being disease resistant and providing high yields. Beyond just providing certified seedlings, we also provide support to farmers to ensure they grow them successfully. We also provide assured market for the fruit. 

Contact us for how to get certified Hass Avocado seedlings for sale in Kenya.

*Projections from a farm managed by Matoonda Ltd