Yesterday, we were all happy after photos of a supposed ‘Apple tree’ was discovered in Wiamoase, a town in the Ashanti Region.
The fruits look so much like Apples, however, it has turned out that they’re species of fig.
MyJoyonline reports that a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Horticulture of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) said the physical characteristics of the tree comes nowhere near apple or even pear.
Dr Irene Idan confirmed this to Luv FM after a reporter there visited the site of the tree in the Sekyere South District to take a sample.
Dr Idan says there is nothing to the excited about in what is available at Wiamoase.
“The leaves don’t resemble that of apples, also the skin of an apple is very smooth but this is rough. When we cut the fruit, its internal formation doesn’t resemble an apple.
“The apple has thick mesocarp with long peduncle with seeds attached to it and that’ll be sitting in the pericarp.”
She says a quick look at it makes it resemble a pear, but the internal formation looks contrary.
“It’s more of a fig than an apple,” she concluded.