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We provide high -quality Uganda French beans to the local and export market. We source our Uganda French beans from family growers in the country.
Uganda French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) refer to the yet to ripen pods with tender seeds of the bean crop. Interchangeably going under the name green beans, they undergo harvesting a long time before the development of the seeds into bloated beans. For a country with over four thousand bean types that it stores in a ‘gene bank,’ the French bean is arguably one of the more important cash crops out of the mentioned thousands. In Uganda, the crop is a novelty among the locals who consume it lowly as they cultivate it mostly for export. Restaurants make a popular meal in the country made up of spices like cumin and ginger that they call ‘French beans.’
Like their common bean counterparts, French beans are thought to have come from Peru or Columbia. They then dispersed to southern Europe via the Spaniards in the mid-1500s. Indeed, there were rampant legume plots of land back in Italy in the same era. The growing of the legumes in Africa has just caught on mainly in countries like Kenya where the crop is a famous export by the acronym ‘mishiri,’
Eating French beans provides the body with 27 percent of the daily value of vitamin C. The value of dietary fiber, on the other hand, is 13 percent while iron for sharper brain function is 5 percent. The level of magnesium stands at 6 percent while that of potassium is 5 percent. Other nutrients include fat, calcium, phosphorus and carbohydrates.
We source our French beans from the north-western parts of the country especially the Hoima district. Here, farmers not only grow common legumes but trial new varieties such as snap and snow beans through non-governmental initiatives. We make contact with family growers who own less than two acres of land. They do not also apply sprays on their fields, a practice that they enhance further with reliance on farmyard compost for soil enrichment.
Our sources of Uganda French beans cultivate dual cultivars. One of these is the pole green beans variety that has vines with supporting poles upon which the runners shoot up. The other cultivar is the bush green bean which thrives as a low-lying bush.
We harvest Uganda French beans when the pods have matured on the second or third month after planting. Our well-trained farmhands usually pick each pod when it is less than 10 centimeters in length. The export-ready crop usually measures 9 millimeters at the thickest point while the other parts are at least 6 millimeters thick.
After conveying the Uganda French beans to the packing shed, we first of all clean them by removing the uncut stems, stray leaves, dirt and other field debris. We then sort the legumes by color and size, either machine-aided or by hand means. The resulting produce is of an exceptional grade and is ready for shipping in as little as the next one day.
The harvesting process for the green beans begins by pulling the pod down from the stem that the picker clasps by hand. The period for harvesting can continue intermittently for three months, with each week allotted a picking.
We pack Uganda French beans in a half bushel produce boxes weighing 6.8 kilograms at the minimum. We also have the weight category for 12 to 15 kilos in wooden or plastic crates. Other produce packets include baskets and telescopic (covered top) cartons.
We store Uganda French beans at the relatively cool temperatures of 4 to 7° Celsius. This means that they can stay unspoiled for the next 7 to 14 days. We maintain the same temperatures during the conveyance of the crop to the airport in Entebbe via our special refrigerated trucks. You can expect the cargo to reach your destination in a day or two after dispatch.
Get in touch with us if you are looking for a timely supply of the best cash crop legume from East Africa. We source our Uganda French beans from select family growers who have acquired Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. We are also your go-to for a quantity or tonnage that meets your exact requirements. All our pricing considers your budget first, so you can always look forward to the lowest rates. Make an order!
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