Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Nov 16, 2020 21:22:40 GMT 1
The scientific name is Hibiscus sinensis; it belongs to the mallow family. Hibiscus flower is classified as a flowering plant and they are annual as well as perennial plants. Hibiscus has different colours; yellow, salmon pink multi-coloured, double blossom and red. Red colour is the most common flower in Nigeria. They can be classified into shrubs, herbs or small trees. and are popularly known in some countries as chinese hibiscus or china rose.
Hibiscus flower in its dry form is called “Zobo” leaf in Nigeria. There are hundreds of species of hibiscus which exist in different parts of the world.
Hibiscus farming for commercial purpose in Nigeria is not very popular even though Hibiscus flower is very popular and widely used and consumed in Nigeria, Hibiscus is farmed in the Northern parts of the country. Kano, Bauchi, Katsina, Borno, Gombe and Jigawa states are the major hibiscus farming states in Nigeria.
The flower of this plant is what we use in preparing the popular zobo drink. Nigeria is one of the major producers of hibiscus flower.
There are huge profits in hibiscus farming as a perennial crop you can plant once and keep on harvesting for a very long period of time.
Investing in Hibiscus both locally and for export is very lucrative and profit intensive.
Hibiscus is an important perennial herb is fast booming in the Nigerian market as exporters are now exporting a larger percentage of the crop to Mexico, Germany, the United States of America, Europe and Asia. Nigeria is next to Sudan in the production of the crop and that the Africa continent is the largest grower of the flower. Mexico has been the most prominent destination for Nigerian hibiscus export, it accounts for about 85percent of the exported hibiscus crop from Nigeria.
Information from Nigeria Export Promotion Council(NEPC) reveals that Nigeria earned over $35 million from the export of hibiscus flower in 2017. You can go into the export of hibiscus and earn foreign currencies.
There is a huge untapped market for hibiscus flower. Some wise Nigerians are already earning huge amounts of foreign currencies from hibiscus exports. Why not join the moving train today? You can earn big by exporting hibiscus, consult THE THY CONSULTING LTD, let us help you achieve your export goals on all agro exports.