Tantalise customers with high-quality, organic carrots from FrutPlanet. We are global suppliers who have made a mark in the fresh vegetable and fruit export market. Our service involves helping businesses in the food industry source and buy bulk carrots online.
We can help grow your business with a consistent carrot supply year-round. Request a quote to buy bulk carrots online and take advantage of our great prices of carrots.
What Is A Carrot
What is a carrot?It is a highly nutritious root vegetable. Carrots are typically orange, but some varieties are in purple, white, and yellow colours.
Carrot farming started in China and Northwestern Europe in the 13th century. It spread to other parts of the world during the early colonial settlement period (the 1600s – 1763).
Over the last six decades, the world has seen an upsurge of carrots, with China, Netherlands, Algeria, Kenya, and Spain cementing their positions as leaders in the carrot export market. The root vegetable market was valued at USD 1.93 billion in 2020.
When you want to buy bulk carrots online from top carrot-producing countries, use exporters such as FrutPlanet. Our service covers everything from sourcing to shipping fresh, organic carrots. Request a quote to order the best carrot varieties.
Are you looking for a reliable Kenyan cauliflowers exporter? Then, Frutplanet is ready for you. FrutPlanet exports fresh and non-genetic-modified cauliflowers.
We have assisted many clients in buying cauliflower online conveniently. So whether you want to buy from the Middle East, Europe or Australia, FrutPlanet can source and deliver different types of cauliflower.
Cauliflower is a vegetable that forms white curds and resembles a cabbage. It is a nutritious vegetable widely grown in Central, Rift valley, Western and Coast regions.
Originally, cauliflower was first cultivated in Asia around the Mediterranean Sea since Ancient Roman times. Later on, Europe started growing cauliflower in the 1500s. Finally, in Kenya, cauliflower cultivation started in the late 1980s.
Kenya is one of the countries in Africa that practices large-scale cauliflower farming. The average yield is estimated at 87,000 tons per year. These exports are valued at more than 24 billion Kenya shillings.
FrutPlanet partners with small-scale farmers to source and export organic cauliflowers worldwide. We’ve been rated as one of Kenya’s most reliable exporters. Our export is done globally. Get a quote from our website to buy fresh cauliflower online today.
When you want to buy cucumbers in bulk online, you cannot go wrong with FrutPlanet. We are a trusted and reputable Kenyan-based exporter of fruits, vegetables, legumes, spices, flowers, and more.
At FrutPlanet, we source and supply different types of cucumbers — all in premium quality. Our agricultural commodities for sale meet world-class standards, as they are Global GAP certified.
Cucumber Production in Kenya
Cucumber growing dates back 3,000 years, but Kenyans started embracing it in thelate 90s. The farmers from the Eastern region were among the first to commercialise cucumber production. Cucumber farming spread to other parts, including the Western, Central, Rift Valley, and Southern Coast of Kenya.
Currently, Kenya ranks as one of the leading producers of quality cucumbers, with production values ranging from 4,708 to 5,925 tonnes in 2019 and 2020. Since most are small-scale farmers, they partner with bulky cucumber exporters like FrutPlanet to sell in the global markets.
FrutPlanet partners with farmers who share its commitment to providing quality, organic products. Consequently, we have immersed a reputation over the years as one of the best exporters in the country. What’s better, we deliver worldwide, including Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.
Are you looking for online exporters of eggplant? FrutPlanet is a world-class exporter of fruits, vegetables and other commodities with an international reach.
We have years of exporting fresh eggplant to Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. All our vegetables are sourced from nutrient-rich soils, hold phytosanitary certificates and meet global health standards. Contact us to buy eggplant online.
What Is Eggplant?
Locally known as biringanya or brinjal, eggplant is a vegetable that grows in different colours and is cultivated throughout the year. Kenya offers the eggplant ideal warm climate and well-drained soils necessary for growth.
Consequently, it is one of the major producers of fresh eggplant. Kenya produces eggplant mainly for export, and in 2021 it exported eggplant worth USD 1.1 million.
Eggplant’s top producers are China, India, Egypt, and Kenya. In 2021 china produced 35.6 million tonnes, India 12.7 million tonnes and Kenya 742.12K tonnes. When you buy eggplant online from FrutPlanet, we source from leading producers, including Kenya.
Are you looking for a reliable Kenyan lettuce exporter? Look no further than FrutPlanet. We have helped millions of customers buy lettuce online andother fresh agricultural produce. Whether you want to order while in Europe, Australia, or the Middle East, FrutPlanet can source and deliver different types of lettuce. We export high-quality organic lettuce.
Where Does Lettuce Come From?
There’s conflicting information on where lettuce originated from, but many historians point to the Mediterranean area, Europe, or Asia. Documentation establishes Ancient Egyptians as the first to practice lettuce farming over 6,000 years ago.
Today, lettuce is grown all over the world. China, the United States, India, Italy, and Spain lead in lettuce farming worldwide. In Africa, Kenya and South Africa are among the top-producing nations.
The commercialisation of lettuce in Kenya began around the 1970s, although most farmers could sell it locally. Export-oriented lettuce farms were established in the 1980s. Kenyans, except those from dry regions like North Eastern and southern Kenya, have increasingly ventured into lettuce farming over the years.
In 2021, Kenya exported 142.93K metric tonnes of fresh lettuce worth US$472,020. Unfortunately, the value of lettuce exports declined in 2020 because the world was battling a pandemic.
Between 2017 and 2019, experts valued lettuce exports at $13,000 to $39,000. With the stabilisation of economies, we are looking forward to increased exports, with projections showing the market could hit a million dollars in 2023.
Where Does Lettuce Come From Kenya?
A high percentage of lettuce supplies is mainly from farmers in Trans-Nzoia, Kiambu, Nyeri, Uasin-Gishu, Nakuru, Nandi, Laikipia, Kisii, Bungoma, and Kericho.
Since most are small-scale lettuce farmers, it is not easy to supply globally. That’s why FrutPlanet partners with them to deliver fresh, organic lettuce to customers who buy lettuce online. We have a strong market presence, especially in Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.
Is your local market grappling with a mushroom shortage? Don’t let customers bounce off your business. Buy mushrooms online from FrutPlanet, a leading multi-accredited mushroom exporter in Kenya. Thanks to our extensive sourcing network, we can supply fresh or dried mushrooms for every palate and occasion. We always deliver top-grade and quality mushrooms.
FrutPlanet specialises in fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes, etc.
Mushroom Farming In Kenya
Mushrooms are an ancient delicacy in Kenya. Traditionally, people picked these vegetables from the wild. Farmers started growing mushrooms for export after Kenya gained independence in 1963. Since then, farmers from the Western, Nyanza, Coast, Rift Valley, and Central regions have increasingly ventured into the lucrative business of mushroom farming.
Data from the National Farmers Information Service (NAFIS) shows that Kenyans produce approximately 500 tonnes of mushrooms annually. These are worth around $2.8 million or KES 340 million.
Most Kenyan producers rely on mushroom exporters like FrutPlanet to sell their agricultural produce across the globe. Our network consists mainly of small-scale mushroom farmers. We understand that customers who buy mushrooms online from us have high expectations. Therefore, we only work with expert-certified cultivators that grow organic mushrooms.
FrutPlanet is a GlobalGAP-certified fruit and vegetable exporter dedicated to sourcing and supplying top-of-the-line freshֲ farm produce, including onions. We are quality-focused red onion exporters, ensuring 100% customer satisfaction whenever you buy onions online.
Don’t let logistics stress you at any bulk onion ordering stage. Instead, request a quote to buy onions online with FrutPlanet. In addition, our global export services cover other products, such as spices, beverages, cereals, and seafood.
Kenyans have been cultivating onions since ancient times. They are one of the leading onion producers, with strong export markets in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and other parts of the world.
In 2019, the alliaceous vegetable exports from Kenya totalled USD 9.049 Million. However, the exports dropped by 79% to USD 1.818 Million in 2020 due to COVID-19. In 2021, the exports increased by 41% to USD 2.564 Million.
FrutPlanet understands logistics present a challenge to overseas customers looking to buy onions online from the world’s leading onion producers like China, Kenya, Egypt, India, and Tanzania.
Our onion export service can take the burden off your shoulders when sourcing from these suppliers, especially in Kenya. We pride ourselves in having established an extensive network and can help you buy from smallholder onion farmers who cannot sell directly in the international market.
Are you looking for established and top-rated exporters to help you buy winged beans online? Head over to FrutPlanet, a bulk winged bean supplier exporting to different markets, including Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
Our export services encompass sourcing and managing logistics. Generally, we export fruits, vegetables, spices, tubers, cereals, and seafood. Request a quote to buy winged beans online.
Growing Winged Beans
Growing winged beans is one of the lucrative businesses that farmers in the tropical regions of Kenya have embraced. Winged beans go by many other names, including sigarilyas, goa bean, manila bean, dragon bean, and princess bean.
While the historical introduction of sigarilyas into Kenya is uncertain, the world recognises Kenya as a top-winged bean producer and exporter. In 2021, Kenya exported 19.03M metric tons worth USD 46.74M.
Morocco, China, Netherlands, Guatemala, Mexico, Senegal, France, and the United States are some of the countries that compete with Kenya in the export market.
Navigating the export market to buy winged beans online is easy when you work with international exporters such as FrutPlanet. We will help you source fresh sigarilyas from our vast and reliable network at the best wholesale prices.
Generate a quote to buy winged beans online today.
Major courgette producers globally are Spain, Mexico, and Kenya. Spain exported USD 542.47M worth of courgettes, Mexico USD 395.29M, and Kenya USD 304.96K in 2021. Do you want to buy zucchini online from top producers? Contact FrutPlanet and let us facilitate the purchase for you.
FrutPlanet is a leading exporter and supplier of fresh broccoli and other fruits and vegetables. You can request a quote and let us engage you in your order.
Colour: The best fresh broccoli for export should be green before the flower patch. The broccoli florets have a size of a matchstick and open up to small yellow flowers. Apart from green broccoli, there is also purple broccoli. At FrutPlanet, we source your preferred variety of broccoli right before it flowers.
Stems and Stalks: Fresh broccoli stems and stalks are edible and delicious. However, they’re only perfect when firm. If they over-mature, they become woody and may be terrible. FrutPlanet handpicks all the fresh broccoli to feel the texture of each product. We have a team of experts who scrutinise the harvest and eliminate produce whose stems and stalks aren’t edible.
Head Size: The size of fresh broccoli varies depending on the number of broccoli florets on the head. The size enlarges as the flowering stage nears. The average diameter of a fresh broccoli head is 4 to 6 inches when the broccoli is mature and ready for flowering. When you request a quote from FrutPlanet exporters, we source your specifications on sizes. We can get them all, whether you want large or medium-sized fresh broccoli!
Flowering: Fresh broccoli with yellow flowers is often past the edible stage. Flowers signify that the flowers have opened up, and the stalk could be woody. Additionally, yellowing is a sign of older broccoli, although sometimes it could be natural. At FrutPlanet, we individually evaluate every product and eliminate broccoli florets before exporting.
FrutPlanet is a leading global exporter of fruits, vegetables, and spices. Want to export French beans? Request a quote, and our customer service team will engage you.
Pods. There are three categories of pods; Extra fine pods, fine pods, and bobby beans. Extra fine pods are tender, puffy, and seedless. They have no strings, and their diameter is less than 6mm and a length of 10cm. On the other hand, fine pods have small seeds, soft strings, and tender, puffy skin. The pods are longer than extra fine pods by about 3mm. Bobby beans are generally bigger and large. At FrutPlanet, we only source either fine or extra pods for our export customers.
Shape: French beans are either straight or curvy with pointed ends. The length of French beans ranges between 6 and 12 cm. The pod’s skin should be smooth, and the ends should be tapered and pointed. Deformity and curling of French beans are signs of irregular watering. At FrutPlanet, we handpick and package all the beans and ensure we get rid of deformed beans.
Colour: French beans are usually green, although a yellow variety exists. The yellow French beans are Haricot Jaune, a common vegetable in French cuisines. Green French beans can turn yellow due to a lack of water, and as a result, they lack nutrients. FrutPlanet has specialised professionals who check the beans before packaging.
Smell: The French beans’ smell isn’t very noticeable. However, sensitive people realise that it has a faint grassy vegetal smell. On the other hand, if they’re ill-odored, whether green or mouldy, dispose them. The French beans can be green, yet they have undergone bacterial growth internally, which leads to a bad smell. Our team individually examines each bean when packaging to ensure that our customers only get quality produce.
FrutPlanet is a snow peas exporter and supplier. We export products, including fruits, vegetables, spices, beverages, etc., globally. You can order these products by requesting a quote through the form.
Here are some of the most important features we consider in snow peas we export:
Colour: The snow peas should have a saturated pale green colour. However, some may have white scarring as the seeds grow on the pods. Snow peas are often victims of bacterial and fungus diseases that lead to colour changes from green to grey. This colour change is often in highly humid areas. Here at FrutPlanet, we select only green snow peas for export.
Size: The snow peas should be thin because the seeds and pods haven’t fully formed. The ideal thickness is about 2 cm or three-quarters inches. The snow peas’ length is about 7cm or 3 inches. Frutplanet exporters harvest the snow peas before the seeds fully mature. That way, we ensure our peas are the best for exportation.
Skin Texture: Before harvesting the snow peas, we sample a few of them for the snap factor. We curve the pea so that they snap. Otherwise, we don’t harvest them if they curve perfectly. Additionally, we double-check the snow pea’s skin texture and ensure that they’re smooth and with no matches, cuttings, or insect sting patches.
Age: All our snow peas are harvested within the right timelines. We harvest them within two months to ensure that they don’t over-mature. Our snow peas are available all year long, whether in spring or summer. We have a wide network of farmers who guarantee quality and quantity.
FrutPlanet is a leading exporter of fruits, vegetables, spices, beverages, and more. Amongst the products we export is sugar snap peas.
Size: Sugar snap peas sizes vary depending on where they grow. A mature pod grows to about 4 to 8 cm or about 1.5 to 3 inches in length. The height and width of the plant vary depending on the pod’s number. Our team at FrutPlanet has been harvesting sugar snap peas for years and can quickly tell from afar.
Colour: Sugar snap peas have a similar physical appearance to other peas but are smaller. A mature sugar snap pea has a pale green colour. However, they are a little darker than snow peas. Our experts at FrutPlanet can easily set apart mature sugar snap peas by identifying their colour.
Cultivars: At FrutPlanet, we export almost all snap peas cultivars. Some cultivars we export include Sugar Ann, Sugar Bon, Amish Snap, Cascadia, Sugar Daddy, Super Sugar Snap, and Sugar Snap. Each cultivar has its timeframe to maturity but mainly ranges between 50-70 days. You can Request a Quote and specify your preferred cultivar.
Seeds: A mature snap pea has about four to ten seeds, and at the time of harvesting fresh sugar snap peas, the seeds are often premature. We pick seeds that are round but not entirely swollen or firm. Sugar snap peas that are too mature have dull and hard seeds, and the skin becomes fibrous. We harvest sugar snap peas when the pods are young and edible to ensure you get value for money.