Dixie Red Delight in Rwanda

Felipe sent these photos of the apple trees sprouting in Banda Island, Lake Kivu, Rwanda. If the ladies above seem like they’re working with a purpose, its because this is good news in a place where there’s been nothing but bad news for a long, long time. The apple in the photo below is Dixie Red Delight, and the sunny name is befitting of this wonderful apple. It starts bearing the second year, is very reliable, and produces these beautiful deep red, crisp, spicy, delicious apples that keep well and are not bothered by extreme heat. I’m almost sure that this is the first time they’ve been grown on the African continent, much less in this troubled part of the world. Our prayers are with the little trees and people of Banda, who are hearing the Good News about Jesus’ love for them as well as dreaming about apple pie. It would be something if they’re able to pull it off.


One Response

  1. I am very interested in planting some apple trees for an orphanage in Rwanda. I was wondering where to get the seedlings for this project.

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