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Fruit trees for Uganda

by Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
May 14, 2020


Kinyanya are better known as tamarillos or tree tomatoes. Though the 'trees' often feel quite woody and can grow over 10 feet tall, they are actually a member of the nightshade family like tomatoes and eggplants.

 The local village way of eating the fruit it to bite of the tip then suck out the sweet pulp on the inside. This is of course my preferred method as well, though other people cut them in half and scoop out the insides with a spoon. The skin of the fruit has an extremely unpleasant bitter taste, so you definitely don’t want to eat that!

As with all our fun fruits, we distributed seedlings throughout our surrounding villages, and the day before market days we gather the fruits to sell at the farmers market.           

This is a fruit that locally in the rural areas had basically no value, which we have helped turn into a cash crop for our beneficiaries.


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Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women

Location: Mukono - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Lee Koelzer
Mukono, Mukono Uganda
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