Tea Research

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History of Tea Research Tea was first introduced in Kenya around 1904. The early introductions were brought into the country in form of seed. Being highly self-incompatible and predominantly out-crossing, tea tends to produce highly heterogeneous progenies. The early introductions were therefore highly variable forming the initial populations of mixed genotypes. Uniformity and stability in yield and quality of the mixed genotypes could not be maintained; hence this necessitated the search for more uniform high yielding tea cultivars.

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