Farmers should be careful when choosing and selecting beans seed variety to plant this season. Farmers can now have high yield of beans production of up to nine 90kg bags of beans per acre. In a short and minimal period of two months.
The varieties, Katumani Bean 9-Gacuma and katumani x-69, KAT-B 1 kathika and KAT X-56 mature early in a period of 60 to 65 days. This states that they can thrived very well during a short rainy season and mature very early before the onset of dry spell. Previously, Farmers use to plant common beans in the market which requires high amount of rainfall and takes more than four months to mature.
Beans are important food crop in Kenya. Most Farmers carry out mixed farming of growing beans with maize together in the same field. Farmers may grow beans for both subsistence and commercial purposes. Below are the qualities of Katumani Bean variety.
They have high yield and quality Production of up to nine 90kg bags per acre even with short rainy, it's good and taste sweet in production of Githeri, not easily attacked by root rot disease, mature early allowing Farmers to plant other crops such as sweet potatoes in between the maize, they usually provide readily food during the month of hunger July and August.
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