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Harness The Benefits Of Orange Growing In Your Backyard

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If I plant one orange tree in my compound, what are the expected harvests? 

Answer:  The harvests can be big as long as you look after it properly. 

The oranges consumed by an average family in a year can be produced by a single tree. 

All you have to do is find space for that orange tree in your compound and you will forget about buying oranges. 

Dig a pit of 6×6 feet, with a depth of 2feet, get fertilizer, mix at least a wheelbarrow (if you are using livestock dung) with the soils that you got out of the pit. 

You can use chicken droppings in the same quantities. Plant the seedling and then cover the pit with the mixed soils. 

After two years, it will start fruiting.

 Some of the grafted varieties can produce 500 to 1,000 oranges a year. 

A grafted orange seedling costs sh3,000 and sh5,000 in most plant nurseries. There are two seasons in a year. 

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