Introducing Mr. Dinesh Sigdel, Kisan Ko Poko Kiwi Fruit Farmer

Kisan Ko Poko is currently featuring Nepal grown kiwi fruits! Order yours before they are gone! 

We at Kisan Ko Poko are most delighted to introduce Mr. Dinesh Sigdel, one of our member farmers. Mr. Sigdel grows kiwi fruit, which is a Kisan Ko Poko fan favourite.

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Mr. Dinesh Sigdel pictured at his organic Kiwi farm

 

Our kiwi fruit at Kisan Ko Poko comes from Bhotechaur SFACL, about 30km from Kathmandu, grown on an organic farm. We caught up with Mr. Sigdel over a cup of masala tea and talked about his achievements, the farm (Bhotechaur Agriculture Organic Village) and of course kiwi fruit!

Mr. Dinesh Sigdel, One Of Our Valued Member Farmers

Mr. Sigdel has been farming about 5 years, he grows kiwi, ground apple, pepino mellon along with a variety of herbs and spices. Everything grown on his farm is organic and no pesticides are used. Mr. Sigdel is also involved in making homemade kiwi jam, kiwi wine and masala spice blends.

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Mr. Dinesh Sigdel receiving the presidential prize for his contribution towards organic farming

 

Winner of the presidential prize for his successful organic farming experience, Mr Sigdel says “Respect your health, take kiwi fruit for healthy and cheerful life.” We congratulate Mr. Sigdel on his achievement and look forward to his future successes!

Some Facts About Our Kiwi Fruit

Mr. Sigdel was kind enough to share some interesting facts about Kiwi fruit.

Kiwi fruit usually grows from November till February in this region of Nepal, meaning we are getting to the end of the season now. After the kiwi seed is planed it should be left for 2 years, after which time it will start to produce fruit each year following. In order for the fertilization to occur, you need at least one male and one female plant. This is unique to Kiwi fruits.

Kiwi fruit is described as a unique mixed flavour of banana, strawberry and pineapple. It has been proven to aid in weight loss and the promotion of healthy immune system functioning to protect against fatal disease like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Mr. Sigdel showing off his kiwi haul

 

The Best Ways to Enjoy Kiwi Fruit

Mr. Sigdel favourite way to enjoy kiwi fruits he says, homemade kiwi jam! He suggests kiwi can also be blended into smoothies and juices to provide a sweet and tart element. They can also be cut up and enjoyed in fruit salad.

A tip from Mr. Sigdel, If you find Kiwi fruit to be too ripe for peeling, simply add them to a bowl of cold water with ice for 5 minutes. This will firm the fruit and make it easier to work with.

Don’t want to fuss with peeling, kiwis make a great on-the-go snack! Cut them in half crosswise and use a spoon to scoop out the sweet flesh. Nothing better than eco-friendly packaging!

Many Thanks

We thank Mr. Sigdel for making time to chat with us at Kisan Ko Poko, we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future! Stay tuned to our Subscription & Store section of our website to see what new products we are featuring, be sure to look out for more products from Bhotchaur SFACL and Mr. Sigdel in the future!

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Successful harvest of kiwi crop at Bhotechaur Agriculture Organic Village

 

Our kiwi fruit can be ordered here in our Kisan Ko Poko subscription service. They can also be purchased by wholesale amount.

Thank you for reading!

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