More Zambia Photos

We received another update photo from a commercial farmer in Zambia that we shipped apple benchgrafts to last spring.  The trees are developing a pretty good caliper and you can certainly tell the direction of the prevailing wind.  These M111 rootstocks will anchor well however and will resist blowing over with a full load of fruit.

This photo was in December and I advised them that it is about time to strip off the leaves by hand, triggering next season’s growth.  The farmer is pretty well set up with irrigation ponds, but it looks like they get decent water anyway.  It will be exciting to see if they get any fruit this season (I think they will).

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One Response

  1. It is intersting to grow apple in tropics.

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