Apples are unable to grow in Africa. This, like many other misconceptions about Africa, is untrue. Apples do need some form of chillum to pollinate themselves so they cannot grow alone. However, when grown with other fruit trees such as plums, peaches, and pears then apple seeds can be produced which will grow new trees containing apples.
In fact, apples have been grown in Africa for hundreds of years. Apple trees were brought to South Africa by Dutch settlers who saw the value of this popular fruit tree. Today, thousands of apple trees spread across the country providing only food and income for many people.
Apple trees require a lot of water but don't worry, they can handle drought conditions well. The most important thing is to keep them fertilized so that their leaves don't turn yellow during periods of low rainfall. If you live in an area where it gets cold then take cuttings from a friend or relative who has an apple tree and plant them in your garden. Then when the plants start to produce flowers, collect the pollen from one tree and put it on the stigma of another female flower. In this way you will have grown your own seedlings which will be able to produce more apples next year.
Apples are regarded as a rare fruit in many regions of Africa. Because they are mostly imported from other countries, they command a high premium in marketplaces across the continent. Every year, Peter Wambugu, one of Kenya's most successful apple producers, harvests thousands of apples on his orchard. He says the apples go for as much as $150 per ton--more than enough money to keep him and his family out of poverty.
Apple production is still small compared to its potential in Africa. But researchers believe that with proper cultivation, Africa could be the next big apple producer after Asia. China is the largest consumer of apples in the world; it also has the vast majority of the world's rare and special varieties.
In fact, apples were first cultivated in China more than 5,000 years ago. They later spread to Europe and then to America. Today, almost half of all apples grown worldwide are produced in China.
Peter Wambugu began farming apples in 1990. At first, he grew them for himself but soon discovered there was a demand for them in Nairobi, so he started a business selling them on local markets. His son Michael now runs this orchard while Peter focuses on growing wheat and maize on land owned by their community. This arrangement allows them to avoid paying rent while giving them an income when they need it most.
There are several reasons why apples are so expensive in Africa.
They can't be cultivated in Nigeria since they need chilly temperatures to thrive and produce fruit. Apples, on the other hand, have been cultivated on Nigeria's plateau areas such as the Jos, Mambila, and Obudu plateaus in the past. However, today's apples are different from those grown years ago because modern apples need more sunlight and water to flourish.
If you ask me if I think Apple is growing in Nigeria today, my answer would be no. Even though it used to be possible to find evidence of apple cultivation in Nigeria, this method of food production is not common anymore. The only place where you might possibly see Apple trees now is in parks and along roads where someone must have planted them because they aren't going to grow themselves!
In conclusion, yes Apple was once grown in Nigeria but it isn't anymore. Today's apples are different from those grown years ago because they need more sunlight and water to flourish.
Apple trees did not grow well in the African continent due to the environment. However, by 1300 BCE, numerous apple trees had developed in Egypt and were a source of food for the Egyptians. The Ancient Romans and Greeks had significant economic relations with North Africa, and it was during their trading efforts that the apple was introduced. Apples were popular among the upper classes because they were thought to have health benefits. In fact, some scholars believe that the modern word "apostle" comes from the Egyptian word for apple tree.
In conclusion, the Apple is a fruit that has been important to humans since prehistoric times. It is believed that apples originated in central Asia and were first cultivated by wild apples growing in forest clearings. Later varieties were developed by farmers who wanted better fruits to eat and sell. Today, apples are widely grown throughout the world and are one of the most popular fruits consumed as snacks or alone. They provide vitamins A and C and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Apples have been important to humanity since prehistoric times. They are a nutritious food that provides energy and essential nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, fiber, and potassium.
The Europeans also prized apples because they were the main ingredient in apple cider, which was the most popular alcoholic beverage in most Northern European towns. However, slaves brought with them seeds that grew into modern day varieties like Pink Lady and Red Delicious.
In Europe, apples were valued as food and medicine. They were used for flavoring wines, beers, and liquors; making jellies and preserves; and in cooking. Apples were even thought to have magical properties and be able to heal many illnesses.
Today, apples are vital to our economy too. The United States is the world's largest consumer of apples, followed by China and Japan. California accounts for about 95% of American apples. The other major producer is New York State.
In conclusion, apples are important to Europeans because they help make some great beverages and they're a valuable resource for food. Without apples, much of what we enjoy today would not exist.
The Bible, you know, never mentions "apple," always "fruit." And, if you think that the Genesis stories came to us from the Middle East, as most researchers and believers do, there are no apples growing in the southern Iraqi deserts. The apple was initially cultivated thousands of kilometers away in Kazakhstan.
But fruit grows there, so it must be possible to grow apples too! Well, yes; but not by natural means. Apples need cold temperatures to set fruit, and the desert areas where we find fossils evidence of apples were very cold at times during the history of the world.
People have tried for centuries to grow apples in foreign climates, with little success. In fact, until recent years, all domestic apples were grown overseas, with only small quantities grown in America. The first modern American-grown apple trees were planted by colonists in their new country.
Today, almost all worldwide production of apples is done in Asia and Europe, not only because of higher profits but also because of cultural preferences. In China, for example, people like tart fruits and will pay more for them. In addition, Asian farmers tend to plant more than one variety of apple tree to avoid having all their fruit destroyed by a late frost.
In North America, most apples are grown under contract by companies that supply supermarkets across the country.