How To Start A Profitable And Lucrative Apple Farming Business In Nigeria And Make Millions.
A Profitable And Lucrative Apple Farming Business In Nigeria.
Do you like to have an apple farm but have been discouraged with the mentality that apple don’t grow in West Africa and Nigeria?
An Improved variety of Apply now grows everywhere in the word. This variety is Wambugu Apple.
Wambugu Apple is an organic apple that beats all odds and it is grown anywhere in the word.
Apple was known to be imported to Nigeria from South African and Israel. That’s why the fruit has a very high market value of N50 or N100 per fruit depending on size.
Wambugu Apple is believed to have been cross-bred from the apple seedlings from Israel by a Kenya man called Wambugu.
Wambugu apple became the first apple tree in the whole of West Africa.
All thanks to Wambugu practical, We can now plant and make money from Wambugu apple here in Nigeria.
Young people should take this opportunity to set a constant income source that can last for over 45 years of constant production.
PROFIT POTENTIALS IN WAMBUGU APPLE FARMING
Apple farming business is a with a good amount of profit if well handled.
Apple farming business is very lucrative because unlike most fruits that have one fruiting season per year, Apple has two fruiting seasons in a year. This means that its fruit can be harvested two times a year.
An acre of land can take up to 350 apple trees, and for every fruiting season, a tree can produce over 2000 fruits.
If it happens that you sell an apple for N50, then 350 trees X 2000 fruits = 700,000 fruits per fruiting season.
N50 X 700000 = N35,000,000.00 (N35m) just for one fruiting season.
Your profit per year will be N70,000,000.00, which means around 6m per month.
REQUIREMENT FOR STARTING APPLY FARMING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA.
Below are some of the basic requirement every apple farming business in Nigeria needs before setup.
It is requested of a good businessman to know the business that he or she is trying to set up both good and bad, profit and loss, local and international.
Before you kick-start any form of preparation on your apple farm, take a very good study to know all about apple farming in your locality.
Not all apple will grow well in all location, this is why a lot of studies need to be done by you and your team to ensure a profitable end.
WHERE TO CULTIVATE WAMBUGU APPLE
This special type or better-said variety is a free one, unlike the other apple varieties.
This Wambugu apple does not select the kind of weather to grow or the soil type which it can be planted, this is why it is been planted in Nigeria today.
Note that, this Wambugu apple has to be said to perform low in a waterlogged area, it is adviced that you plant in a sandy-loam soil for the best result.
VARIETIES OF APPLE
Below are some varieties of apple you should know.
The land is a very essential requirement in every business, especially when it comes to farming it can’t be manipulated.
You are expected to buy a land and not to use a rented land for this business to avoid any form of disappointment and confusion.
Two Acres and above should be your target when making plans to start.
Make sure that the land you need for this Wambugu apple is not waterlogged for a positive result.
LAND PREPARATION FOR APPLE FARMING BUSINESS PRODUCT
The normal practice of land preparation is welcome. You will have to bring down trees in the land you want to make your farm knowing that apply is a tree plant. clear all the grasses in the land (Do not set fire on your farmland).
Mark out the land and spot to plant, make sure a spacing of about 5m by 5m (To aid proper growth). Make a hole every 5m about 2 feet wide and 2 feet deep.
Before planting apply 30kg of fully treated decomposed manure into every 2 feet by 2 feet hole you created.
APPLE PLANTING IN APPLE FARMING BUSINESS
Apple planting is done early in the morning or late in the evening because of the weather.
Before planting you will have to hydrate the seedlings by soaking them in water for an hour.
Put the root of the seedlings into the decomposed manure you pure in the 2 by 2 feet hole made earlier.
This variety of apple does not require most water, so it should not be watered during the raining season. should it happen that over 10days now rain or in the dry season then we can water the farm a little?
Note that too much water causes root rot.
DISEASES CONTROL APPLE FARMING BUSINESS
Just like every crop, Apple has some diseases that might affect the crop yield and production. It is better to monitor your farm to notice any unusual performance in the apple growth and look.
FERTILIZER APPLICATION TO APPLE FARMING BUSINESS
Organic fertilizer is the best for apple farming and should take effect after 5 months of planting. This should be a constant practice of every 5 months interval.
Fertilizer boost Apple growth and production rate.
MATURITY APPLE FARMING BUSINESS PRODUCT
Some other varieties of apply mature in 36 months which is 3 years but the Wambugu apple mature from 9-14 months.
At maturity you are expected to have some fruits, this will be incremental for 36 months which is 3 years before you will be sure of having 2000 fruits per tree in a fruiting season.
HARVEST APPLE FARMING BUSINESS PRODUCT
Apple harvest is done by hand, the fruits are plucked with and dropped into a basket.
MARKETING OF APPLE FARMING BUSINESS PRODUCT
Your first target should be the Apple drink companies in your country, get their numbers from their website (eventually every company has a website today).
If you don’t have their phone number you can send them a mail.
You should also run Adverts on Tiv stations and also on social media to increase the chance of getting sales.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT APPLE FARMING
Apply farming is more profitable and lucrative than most of the other fruit crops that are been planted.
Nigeria and other West African countries can now plant apple fruit (Wambugu apple).
FRUITING SEASON FOR APPLE FARMING
Apple has two fruiting seasons in a year.
The first fruiting season is JULY – AUGUST.
The second fruiting season is DECEMBER – JANUARY.