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Table 2 Enterprise characteristics of apple growers in Plateau State

From: Baseline study of growers’ constraints in the production of apple (Malus domestica) in Plateau State Nigeria

Variables Percentage (%) Mean SD Median (acres)
Farm size (acres) 0.34 0.63 0.13
 0.01–0.19 56.6    
 0.20–0.39 26.6    
 0.40 and above 16.7    
Number of apple trees 59 170 12
 1–10 50.0    
 11–20 20.0    
 21–30 13.3    
 31–40 3.3    
 100–200 10.0    
 900–1000 3.3    
Years of farming experience (years) 15 13  
 1–10 56.7    
 11–20 20.0    
 21–30 13.4    
 31 and above 10.0    
Production system
 Mixed cropping  
  No 3.3    
  Yes 96.7    
 Mixed farming
  No 33.3    
  Yes 66.7    
Reasons for apple production
 Consumption (C) 26.7    
 Marketing (M) 16.7    
 C & M 46.7    
 Research/trials 10.0    
 Passion/prestige 13.3    
Produce marketing
 Marketing of apples
  No 70.0    
  Yes 30.0    
 Marketing of seedlings
  No 46.7    
  Yes 53.3    
Marketing channels
 Farm gate
  No 90.0    
  Yes 10.0    
 Local market
  No 90.0    
  Yes 10.0    
 Arranged market
  No 96.7    
  Yes 3.3    
 Produce buyers
  No 96.7    
  Yes 3.3    
 Interstate market
  No 96.7    
  Yes 13.3    
  1. Source: Field Survey, 2017