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What kind of fruit is grown in Kenya?

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Kenya grows plums, pears, apples, grapes, oranges, lemons, tangerines, bananas, loquat, dates, pawpaws, pineapple, avocados, peaches, apricots and passion fruit. Most fruit is grown in the Highlands region. Due to investments by foreign entities, horticulture in Kenya is expansive.

While most of the fruit grown by Kenyans is produced to feed people within its own country, foreign investments from public and private entities has fostered a growth in the horticulture business. Beginning in 1965, countries and industries outside Kenya began to invest in Kenyan agriculture and horticulture with a more focused and intense method of growing flora. Kenya makes tens of billions of dollars from exports.

The Kenyan Highlands, which are split by the Great Rift Valley, enjoy a cool, wet climate; they produce most of the country's fruit. In general, the areas where crops are grown in Kenya are also chosen due to their proximity for transportation. Outside the cities, transportation is very expensive, and many roads are not paved. Transport of newly harvested crops from some areas in Kenya is consequently much more difficult. In addition to fruits, Kenyans grow vegetables, and there is also a thriving market for flowers such as roses, orchids, carnations and gladioli, according to Softkenya.


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