A supposed apple tree planted 5 years ago at Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region has turned out to be a species of fig.
A Senior Lecturer at the Division of Horticulture of the Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Technological know-how (KNUST) claimed the physical features of the tree comes nowhere around apple or even pear.
Dr Irene Idan verified this to Luv FM following a reporter there frequented the web site of the tree in the Sekyere South District to just take a sample.
Social media have been awash with pleasure about an apple tree bearing fruits in Ghana due to the fact the fruit largely grows in temperate locations.
Dr Idan states there is almost nothing to the excited about in what is offered at Wiamoase.
“The leaves really do not resemble that of apples, also the skin of an apple is extremely easy but this is rough. When we lower the fruit, its interior development does not resemble apple.
“The apple has thick mesocarp with long peduncle with seeds connected to it and that’ll be sitting down in the pericarp.”
She states a swift search at it would make it resemble a pear, but the interior development looks opposite.
“It’s far more of a fig than an apple,” she concluded.