SECTION D - FRUIT CROPS - POSSIBILITIES FOR GROWING DECIDUOUS FRUIT TREES IN KENYA
The introduction of deciduous fruits into Kenya was initiated by European settlers, but these introductions were predominantly propagated from seed and hence varieties of unknown parentage resulted. However, some varieties of known origin were successfully introduced. The Department of Agriculture has continued the importation of known varieties over many years and conducted variety trials in various localities in the highlands. Some of the observations and results obtained by private growers are also discussed in this paper.