Zambia Apple Update May 8 2011

There’s great excitement in Zambia this spring; the first pink blossoms are emerging on the Dorsett Golden trees (above) and Anna trees (below).  These two varieties constutue the backbone of any tropic apple culture, and once you have just a single tree of each, you’ll be able to reproduce and unlimited amount of new ones.

The trees are obvioulsy happy there and the ground seems fertile and well-watered; besides these two staples we sent them about 20 new promising varieties to try, with the aim of finding more marketable apples with good color, keeping abilities, and disease-resistance in a tropic climate.  But regardless of these, they’re off to a pretty good start.

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