Zimbabwean entrepreneur, Trevor Ncube, showed social media that he can do more than just turn out newspapers and build highly successful enterprises. Ncube also has a healthy thriving tomato farm which he proudly shared with Twitter users.
The entrepreneur gushed that they are almost into their second month of harvesting tomatoes. He adds that they are currently harvesting an impressive 1 000kg of tomatoes a week, Briefly.co.za learned.
The farm has five more months of harvesting and looks to clean up quite nicely by selling directly to markets, retailers and restaurants.
Ncube boasts that the feedback he is getting about his tomatoes is that they are the highest-quality produce on the market at this time. He adds that he is happy with the farm’s success thus far.
Ncube wrote, “There is so much satisfaction from seeing the fruit of our investment and labour begin to take shape.”
Tonderai Shoko shared that Ncube’s story inspired him to start a similar project in Bulwayo. Ncube encouraged him, saying “There is never a perfect time to do anything. Those that wait for perfect conditions wait forever.”
Ncube is clearly passionate about farming. He appreciates the hard work as much as he does the produce, or literal fruits of his labour.
"Farming is not like any other business. Don’t make that mistake please. Passion. Finance . Knowledge. Weather. Backbreaking more than any other business."
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