Plenty of Avocado Flooded the Market this Season

By Vera Shawiza / May 26, 2017



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Avocado season is here and that being the case, they have flooded the markets. A 90-kilogram bag is being retailed at a high market price of 3,000 shillings in Mombasa and lowest in Kitale at 1,200 shillings.

A 126-kilogram bag of mangoes, on the other hand, is being sold as follows in selected towns across the country: 4,000 shillings in Nakuru, 2,900 shillings in Kitale, 2,800 shillings in Nairobi and Mombasa respectively, 2,500 shillings in Kisumu and 2,400 shillings in Eldoret.

Passion Fruits were also in the market and the prices ranged between 8,250 shillings and 3,000 shillings for a 57-kilogram bag. The table below shows market prices for different fruits in the market across the country:

CommodityWeight(kg)NairobiMombasaKisumuNakuruEldoretKitaleEmbu
Passion Fruits575700600030005000315582506270
Oranges934000300035004400380040004500
Lemons952850330020002700 47501600
Mangoes126280028002500400024002900 
Pineapples1310407806204808006751200
Pawpaw5423001110013002500162033001890
Avocado902200300020002200210012001800

 

A 126-kilogram bag of cabbages was being retailed as follows: 5,600 shillings in Mombasa, 4,410 shillings in Embu, 2,500 shillings in Kitale, 1,800 shillings in Eldoret, 1,650 shillings in Nairobi and 1,200 shillings in Kisumu and Eldoret respectively.

A 50-kilogram bag of kales had the highest market price of 1,500 shillings in Embu and lowest price of 8,00 shillings in Nakuru and Kitale.

Here is a summary of the same in selected towns across the country

 

 

CommodityWeight(kg)NairobiMombasaKisumuNakuruEldoretKitaleEmbu
Cabbages1261650560012001200180025004410
Kales5014001000120080014008001500
Cooking Bananas225005503003501400400240
Ripe Bananas14600550300750700750350
Carrots1383600690030003100220070003500
Tomatoes645200500045003000680065001400


About Vera Shawiza

Vera Shawiza is Soko Directory’s in-house journalist. Her zealous nature ensures that sufficient and relevant content is generated for the Soko Directory website and sourcing information from clients is easy as smooth sailing.Vera can be reached at: (020) 528 0222 or Email: [email protected]

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