An apple tree that was planted five years ago in Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region has produced its first set of fruits.
This news has got a lot of Ghanaians excited as most of them were made to believe that the conditions in Ghana do not favour the cultivation of apple trees.
Photos and a video of the apple tree was shared on Twitter.
Growing up, we were told this tree can only survive outside Ghana but thanks be to God this Apple tree is producing it's first fruit after five years it was cultivated in WIAMOASE – ASHANTI.— Kingdom of Asante (@Ashanti_Kingdom) May 17, 2020
It is feasible, you can grow Apple in Ghana 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 no need for import.
The Twitter account that shared the news, also revealed that the woman who planted the tree died just after it started growing.
According to the owners, the plant needs fertilizers to keep it in shape and they are calling on science and research institutions and the government to help with research to ascertain if the fruits could be produced on a larger scale.
Here’s how Ghanaians reacted to the news: