A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Horticulture of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Dr Irene Idan says everything proves that the ‘Wiamoase apple’ is not an apple.
Over the weekend there was excitement on social media as pictures and videos of a an apple tree bearing fruits in Wiamoase surfaced.
This was because apples largely grow in temperate regions of the world and doesn’t do well in the tropics.
Ms Idan speaking to Luv FM said the whole fruit was assessed and it does not resemble an apple as it was claimed.
“The leaves don’t resemble that of apples, also the skin of an apple is very smooth but this is rough. We went further to cut the fruit into two, its internal formation doesn’t resemble an apple because apple have thick mesocarp with long peduncle with seeds attached to it and that’ll be sitting in the pericarp but that is not the story for this fruit.”.
She added that what is growing are just species of fig and advised people not to eat as it can result in a health condition.
The tree was allegedly planted by a young lady who died shortly after the seed started growing.
The owners called on Agricultural researchers and experts to come and examine the tree, and if possible make available seeds and seedlings for mass production.
This will not be done anymore as it turns out it is not an apple.