Passion Fruit Irrigation In Kenya

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Passion fruit irrigation in Kenya by Grekkon Limited is through a button drip irrigation system. Our passion fruit irrigation in Kenya with simple irrigation systems consists of adjustable or none adjustable online drippers. We train commercial farmers on how to irrigate passion fruit in Kenya. This is so as to achieve the right fruit size, Brix, and crop maturity. Some farmers opt for the rain gun sprinkler system or rain hose kit when the crop is young and has not yet flowered. With these two irrigation systems, the farmers have a high-pressure water pump and a permanent water source. This is because they consume lots of water. Passion fruit spacing determines the final irrigation cost when using button drippers. The passion yield per acre is determined by the irrigation method adopted. Commercial passion fruit farming in Kenya is all under irrigation.

 

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Passion Fruit Irrigation in Kenya FAQs

1. How much water does passion fruit need?

Passion fruit vines require 60 liters of water weekly. They need more at the younger stage. The water is spread out around the tree, not just at the base of the stem.

2. Which is the best irrigation system for passion fruits?

It depends on the amount of water available and the farmer’s budget. Button drip irrigation is the most water and labor-efficient but also the more expensive option. Rain gun sprinkler systems and rain hose kits are cheaper to install but are water inefficient and more laborious.

3. How much does it cost for passion fruit irrigation in Kenya?

A button drip system will cost from Kes 58,000 per acre. A rain hose kit or rain gun sprinkler system will cost from Kes 40,000 an acre. The operating cost of the button drip irrigation system will be very low throughout the crop’s life. The operational cost of the rain hose kit and the rain gun system will be high.

 

How To Install a Passion Fruit Irrigation System

i. Space your passion fruit crop at 3M x 2M apart.

ii. Erect a water tower at a minimum elevation of 3M if the system is button drip irrigation. A 10,000-liter capacity tank is for one acre

iii. Lay the mainline system which will be either PVC pipes or HDPE pipes.

iv. Connect the sub-main lines to the main lines

v. Connect the 16mm HDPE laterals to the sub-main lines

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

Comments (10)

  • I need a drip system for passion fruit spacing of 2m by 2.5m for 1000 vines/trees. What would be the cost?

    Robert Odak
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    • Dear Robert,

      Good morning and thank you for your inquiry. Your button drip system approximate cost is Kes 80,000. However, a physical site assessment is necessary to a certain an accurate cost. Where is your farm located sir?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
      • Talk to me on this irrigation system

        Judy
        Reply
        • Dear Judy,

          Please share your phone contact.

          Best regards,

          Customer Service

          Reply
  • I need ppr pipes rolls

    Reply
    • Dear Alois,

      Currently, we supply HDPE rolls, and PVC pipes.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hello, I need a solution for 1500 passion fruit vines in Uganda. Can you forward me to someone you recommend?

    Hello, I need a solution for 1500 passion fruit vines in Uganda. Can you forward me to someone you recommend?
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    • Good evening,

      For a detailed quote, share with us;

      1. Your preferred irrigation system
      2. The length and width of the farm
      3. The distance from the water source to the farm
      4. Is the water source by pump pressure or by gravity? if by the former, give us the water pump specs. If by the latter, give us the elevation in meters, and capacity of the water storage tanks/ reservoir

      Best regards,

      Customer service

      Reply
      • 1. Drip system.
        2. Is 2.5 acres. 125 acres potential for the future.
        3.the farm borders with a river band.
        4. Water pump needed. I havnt purchased one yet.
        Thank you.

        Hello, I need a solution for 1500 passion fruit vines in Uganda. Can you forward me to someone you recommend?
        Reply
        • Good morning sir/ madam,

          This is noted. The approximate cost for 2.5 acres/ 10,120M sq of button drip irrigation for passion fruit is Kes 190,000 / $1,900. This covers the material and technician’s cost. However, to give you a detailed quote, share the dimensions of the farm in meters; the length and the width.

          Is there an elevation from the river to farm? If so, give us the vertical height in meters. To do this, download the ‘altimeter app’. Take the ‘above sea level’ reading in meters at the river, and then again at the highest point of your farm. The difference between them gives the vertical farm elevation in meters.

          This will guide us in providing you the right water pump by pressure rating.

          Where in Uganda is your farm located?

          Best regards,

          Customer Service

          Reply

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