Passion Fruit Production

Passion fruit is tangy, sweet and delicious that has a low-glycemic index. Apart from being sweet, it is an antioxidant-rich fruit. They grow vigorously into climbing vines and can serve as green walls for your property. They are evergreen throughout their growing period, covering trellises and arches and hence can act as excellent privacy screens. However, they require maintenance and can be invasive. In Kenya, the yellow and purple passions thrive in different parts of the country.


Passion fruits perform well in a very wide selection of altitudes from 1200m to 1,800m on top of water level East of the Rift valley and up to 2,000m on top of water level West of the Rift valley. Yellow passion fruit is best for production of rootstock thanks to superior disease resistance whereas purple is sweet for fruit production.

Yields of over 40-50Kg per plant can be attained, where one acre accommodates an average of 700 plants at a spacing of 2m between the rows and 3m between the plants. In one year of production, a farmer might earn up to Sh 2.5 million per acre given the market price per kg of Ksh 80. This is in comparison to Sh35,000 – Sh60,000 for wheat or maize.

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Date: 06 Nov, 2020
Location: Borabu, Kisii
Value: $6000