Kandara Research Programmes

The centre research mandate covers all horticultural crops including vegetables, fruits, flowers and macadamia nuts.  Under fruits, the priority crops are banana, mango, passion fruit, papaya and avocado.  Priority vegetables include Brassica, tomato, onion, French bean, snow pea, sugar snaps, Indigenous leafy vegetables commonly known as African leafy vegetables (ALVs), Asian vegetables, medicinal and aromatic plants.  Research has focused mainly on summer flowers targeting the smallholder growers.  These include arabicum, gladiolus, lilies, (oriental, Asiatic and Easter lilies) alstroemeria, gerbera, anthuriums, eryngium and mobydick.