Zombo has shown potential for tea growing with it’s great topography, good weather all year around and the fertile soils that actually will help in tea successful projects. With its temperate climate and rich soil, Uganda grows some of the world's top quality tea.
The district has opened several areas for tea nurseries that is in Zeu, Abanga and Kango.
Why Zombo is suitable for Tea planting.
Tea is a predominantly grown crop in places of high altitude that have a chill climate all year round. Areas with uniform temperatures all year round provide the best growing environment. Tea can also be grown in greenhouses provided the soils are a little more acidic.
The tea plants grow at a height of 1-2 meters after which they are pruned and be maintained at a short height to ease plucking of the leaves. The plant produces light scented white budding that sweetly and charmingly spreads through the whole place. If un attended to, tea plants can grow up to a height of seventeen meters. In the United States, the Zone Eight climatic conditions are the most favorable.