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

Project Report | Apr 17, 2017
Our Soursop trees are fruiting!

By Lee Koelzer | Director

The soursop trees we planted four years ago are finally fruiting!

Soursop (known as Kitafeeri in Luganda) is a tropical fruit with a spikey outer skin covering EXTREMELY sweet white flesh enveloping a spattering of hard black seeds. In Uganda, the flesh in normally eaten raw, or pressed into juice. Soursop is high in vitamin C, fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is also being investigated as potentially having cancer-preventing properties. So in a nut shell- it’s HEALTHY! 

We have gotten a few  small fruits before, but this is the first season the fruits are big and juicy. In time, as our trees grow and our harvest increases, we plan on selling excess fruit in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala- but for now we are just enjoying the fruits of our labor and sharing them with our neighbors! 


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Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women

Location: Mukono - Uganda
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Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women
Lee Koelzer
Project Leader:
Lee Koelzer
Mukono , Mukono Uganda

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