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Apple tree bears fruits in Ghana

An alleged apple tree planted five years ago in Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region has bore fruits.

The news of the tree was shared on Twitter with the caption;

 “Growing up, we were told this tree can only survive outside Ghana but thanks be to God this apple tree is producing its first fruit after five years. It was cultivated in Wiamoase – Ashanti 

The tree was allegedly planted by a young lady who died shortly after the seed started growing, according to the twitter post.

Apple tree bears fruits in Ghana

Apple tree bears fruits in Ghana

It has long been believed that Apple trees could not grow in the country partly due to the country’s climate and soil, a myth this post by the handler seeks to dispute.

The owners are therefore calling on Agricultural researchers and experts to come and examine the tree, and if possible make available seeds and seedlings for mass production.

This according to them will curb further importation of the fruit in the country.

Source: myjoyonline

About Apples

An apple is an edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus domestica). Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including NorseGreek and European Christian tradition.

Apple trees are large if grown from seed. Generally, apple cultivars are propagated by grafting onto rootstocks, which control the size of the resulting tree. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and use, including cooking, eating raw and cider production. Trees and fruit are prone to a number of fungal, bacterial and pest problems, which can be controlled by a number of organic and non-organic means. In 2010, the fruit’s genome was sequenced as part of research on disease control and selective breeding in apple production.

Worldwide production of apples in 2018 was 86 million tonnes, with China accounting for nearly half of the total

 

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