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We provide high-quality Uganda tomatoes to the local and export market. We source our Uganda tomato from family growers in the country.
A part of the nightshade plant family, Uganda tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) or enyanya in Luganda is perhaps the most common salad-making vegetable. The secret is the sweet, juicy pulp that consists of tiny seeds attached to the core of the ovary. The plant grows on a weak stem and rises to some 1 to 3 meters high. Some varieties like cherry tomatoes climb in vines. The fruit itself measures about 10 centimeters across when plump.
Uganda relies much on the cultivation of the tomato to boost the economy of mainly the smallholder farmers. The country grows a range of cultivars that range from Money Maker to Heinz, Roma to San-Marzano and Amateur Rodae to Marglobe. There are also the Big Amish Paste and the bittersweet Brandywine variety. The Matt’s Wild Cherry is one of the best cultivars that grow in an environment where the climate is ravaging. All of these are present in both greenhouses and the fields. The origin of the vegetable was the South American west and was a staple in the diet of the Aztec civilization that gave the fruit its name which the Spanish conquistadors later pronounced as tomato and hence the English term. The Maya civilization may have domesticated the fruit vegetable as early as 500 B.C. We source our Uganda tomatoes from all the corners of the country, with the most popular ones being Kabale district to the west. There are also Kasese, Mbale and Kapchorwa districts. The latter is notably in the drier eastern region and is occupied by mainly nomadic communities. All of our contracted farmers grow the crop in plots of less than two acres — this way they can manage their fields with natural soil enrichment including farmyard manure. We pick our Uganda tomatoes when they are still green so that they can undergo artificial ripening when they reach their destination. When the first tinges of red begin to appear, we ready our trained workers for harvesting the fruits when they are still firm. We use a lengthy cycle of many hours a day to ensure that we do not leave some of the berries too long in the field until it is too late. We pick each with its stalk to ensure that it does not rot at the point where the stem meets the fruit. We transfer the whole tomatoes from the farm in bulk produce boxes. In Uganda, these are simply known as ‘crates’ and are generally made of wood. Farmers in the town markets sell their produce in them most of the time. We then grade the fruits based on primary weight. The largest ones receive separate grading from the other sizes. We may even include stickers in each fruit to give it a special grade. We pack Uganda tomatoes in bags of 11 kilograms. This is usually in half-bushel produce boxes.
We cover the fruits in plastic wrappers that conserve the hydration levels. This means that the cargo will be ready for stacking and hence final placement on the shipping pallet. We store the tomatoes under temperatures of 12° Celsius which ensures that the fruits retain their field aroma and taste. Chilling injury may happen below that temperature, and thus we maintain the same range during transportation to the airport. Therefore, if you intend to obtain a fresh supply of Uganda tomatoes, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.
We source our produce from family growers who have obtained Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Our quantity is guaranteed in that we have many suppliers from all over the country who can be able to meet your needs. We offer the most competitive rates that toe the line with your budget. Make an order today!
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