Give Fruit and a Greener Environment (South Sudan)

Sep 26, 2011

Planting Passion Fruit

Sample Passion Fruit!
Sample Passion Fruit!

 $25 - buys 30 seedlings passion fruit trees ready for planting!

The most commonly planted fruit trees in Omilling are pawpaw trees. But passion fruit and avocado trees can also produce good results. Different varieties produce their fruit at different times of the year. The fruit of early ripening trees tends not to keep well whereas later ripening varieties are suitable for storing over a long time.

 A key factor getting a successful crop is the tree’s rootstock. To ensure a productive tree, nurseries attach part of one tree to another recommended for growing fruit. This is called grafting, allowing you to benefit from the healthy rootstock of one tree and the tasty fruit of another.

The villagers are also aware of the potential size of the tree that will grow to and whether it’s self-fertilizing. Self-fertile trees will produce fruit without the need for another tree to pollinate. They also know if the tree is not self-fertile it will need to be paired with another one.

The project has planted 60 passion fruits trees because it grows quicker and people see the outcomes in months. The project is planting to plant avocade, pawpaw, and more passion fruit trees. 

Your gift will dramatically change the lives of poor families in Onura, by reducing the rate of waterborne disease, sparing women and children from the long trips to fetch water, and improving the general health of the people. 



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Project Leader

William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Oslo Norway

Where is this project located?

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