Tumwebaze fruit farm has fifteen different varieties of mango plants which take (2) two years from planting to harvest. However, they are classified in three groups
These are species which fruit before two (2) years. From the onset of flowering to ripening they take three (3) months. They are five (5) different species
Our farm gate price is 500/= per fruit
From flowering to fruiting, they take four months. Mostly they range from ½ – 1kg each (one) fruit, they are
Our farm gate price is 1000 – 1500 each fruit
At two (2) years cut off the flowering shoot and allow the plant have some ample time of growth, suitably 2 ½ years due to their extra heavy weight. A fruit weight 2 -3 kg per fruit and they take a duration of five months from flowering to fruiting. These varieties include
Our farm gate price is 2000 – 2500/= per fruit
They take one year to maturity, we have three species
Our farm gate price is 500/= per fruit
There are seven different varieties which meet our market demand.
Red Royale (f1)
They have different prices which range from 2000 – 3500/= per fruit
Tumwebaze fruit farm has two different types of grapes.
Green grapes are seedless and sweet in most cases we refer them as table grapes
Red (purple) grapes are wine grapes and have seeds inside and are somehow sour
We keep birds on the farm (poultry) which include; broilers, Kroilers, local hens, layers, cockerels, guinea fowls, geese and pigeons.
A piggery unit is composed of three types of pigs’ varieties, i.e,
Tumwebaze fruit farm has 105 suckers of Matooke which include kisanja, mpologoma, musakala, gonja, sweet banana, (ripes). This Matooke is for food security at home.
Tumwebaze fruit farm has four (4) animals on zero grazing.
Gursey (1) one
Friesian (3) three
These animals are mainly kept for milk products cow dung and meat products. We make value addition of yoghurt from milk animals, urine for organic fertilizers and cow dung is diluted in biogas digester for gas used for cooking and lighting.
We have climbing fruits like ujju and ordinary passion fruits (F12)
Medicinal plants include atmesia plants which are anti malaria herbs.
Rosemary shrub, spear mint, aloevera, lemon grass, stevia plant, etc.
Tumwebaze fruit farm relies much in cooking and lighting with biogas for sustainable, cheaper and cleaner energy, better health and environment.
Biogas and nutrients rich slurry are products of the anaerobic digestion of organic matter at high moisture content in biogas digester
The renewable energy is produced when organics are fermented (biodegraded / decomposed) under anaerobic conditions.
Other electron acceptors like oxygen, nitrate and sulphate should be absent
BASIC STEPS OF BIOGAS
The digester is fed regularly with the proper portion of organic waste and water 90 – 99.5% normally 1:1 ratio
After retention period of 25-35 days gas is tapped from the outlet gas pipe and slurry from the automatic outflow (outlet pipe)
Regular feeding of the digester will give constant gas supply.
Temperature range of 30 – 35 degree Celsius, and solid content of 07 – 09%
BENEFIT OF BIOGAS
1. Heat energy; it’s an alternative source of fuel to firewood
2. Light energy; Special lambs in reading rearing poultry and security lights etc.
3. Improved soil fertility; From rich slurry
4. Clean and smoke free cooking gas thus indoor pollution and health related diseases are avoided
Tumwebaze fruit farm has planted animals (dairy) elephant fresh feeds alongside the (barbed) wire fence
We have also intercropped fresh shrub in banana plantation specifically for milking (dairy) animals
In most cases we feed our animals with silage, hay, peelings of potatoes, Matooke, Irish, beans, groundnuts, wastes of vegetables from downtown.
We too supplement them with maize brand mixed with rice brand and other supplements.
Silage is made using molaplus livestock microbes is tastier, more palatable for the animals. Its nutrients content is better, the nutrient is more readily available for the animals.
So, using molaplus livestock microbes in your dairy or beef farming will minimize feed waste and maximize feed utilization
Ensure faster growth of your animals due to better digestion
Improved luminal stability and reduces stress in the animals
More milk from dairy and more beef from cattle
Less flies at your farm hence immunity is boosted for your animals
Reduces costs of production hence enhancing profits