Kigwandi Factory

The factory was stated in 1982/83. the factory is situated in Thegenge location, Unjiru sub-location under Tetu co-op society, as factory number thirteen, and then splitted to single co-operative, Kigwandi F.C.S, and merged to form Mutheka in 2004 Mutheka farmers co-operative society. It is composed of 4 zones namely Mutoigu,Chukuruini,Karurumo, and Karaaini Zone.

Something unique about the factory is that it is borded by four roads.

Production

Year CHERRY (KGS)
2013/2014 384,073.00
2012/2013 195,234.00
2011/2012 330,910
2010/2011 99,685
2009/2010 197,104
2008/2009 443,310
2007/2008 301,741
2006/2007 378,733
2005/2006 501,049
2004/2005 381,210
Total 3,213,049
Average 321,304.85

 

 

Av Trees per farmer 207
Early: Late crop ratio(%) 1:6
Drying Method sun drying
Harvesting Method Hand picking
Equipment used Buckets, chiondos
Main Crop Season October – December
Varieties SL28/34 ,RUIRU 11,BATIAN
Soils Red loam soil