Kenya, Githembe

Kenya, Githembe

14.00 EUR

In 1930s Scott Labs was hired to carry out agricultural research in Kenya. Their focus was catalogue & cultivate to identify the most suitable varieties for farmers. 42 species were studied for productivity, quality, disease & drought resistance. Their findings were SL-28 & SL-34; complex, sparkling acidity, juicy body & super sweet, but not rust resistant. So Batian was developed in 2000s through cross breeding & is naturally more resistant - so greater yield, but also lessening the need for pesticides!


ProducerThiririka Farmers Co-Operative Society
VarietySL-28 / SL-34 / Batian
NotesRed berry, rhubarb, rosehip


To discover these flavour profiles we recommend to use soft mineral water with a low HCO3 (bicarbonate) & aim for total hardness of less than 140 mg/l.