- CSIR has finally confirmed there is an apple tree in Ghana.
- The apple tree is located at Atimatim Taaboum in the Ashanti region
- After two years of planting it, the tree has few fruits and many branches after 10 seedlings were planted for trail
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The Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has finally confirmed there is an apple tree in Ghana.
According to the scientist, the apple tree is located at Atimatim Taaboum in the Ashanti region.
A report filed by JoyNews revealed that in 2016, the apple tree was grown by a Ghanaian who lives in Belgium in his private residence, who conducted a trial for the growth of the tree in the country.
After two years of planting it, the tree has few fruits and many branches after 10 seedlings were planted for trail.
Confirming the truth of the tree, a Plant physiologist and Principal Research Scientist at CSIR-CRI, Professor Beloved Mensah Dzomeku said there is nothing doubtful about the tree, as various tests have been conducted to prove its veracity.
Prof. Dzomeku says he has studied apple trees in Germany and that, “Indeed, it is an apple.”
According to Professor Dzomeku transverse and longitudinal sections through the immature fruits revealed all the features of Apple.
Professor Dzomeku concludes apples can grow well in Ghana. But this can only be done with scientific support.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a plant looking like an apple tree was reportedly planted just five years ago at Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region has produced fruits bountifully as a recent trending video has shown.
The video was sighted by YEN.com.gh on Twitter as a gentleman who was clearly stunned by the discovery spoke at length about the tree and urged various stakeholders to come and have a look.
News about the tree has been interesting to most people due to the fact that real apple tree is known and believed to only do well in parts of the world with cold temperatures and high humidity.
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