1st October 2012:
Any time we try to buy apples here in Malawi, they either come from Zimbabwe or South Africa. They tell us apples don’t grow in Malawi. For the past few years we have got rootstock and scions from Irish Seed Savers in Scariff, Co Clare and we are so grateful for all their help. They are amazing people. This year we have about 300 root stock and Fiona brought me a load of scions from her uncle in Swords. There are four varieties and the guys have started budding Golden Delicious today. Apples are really expensive and we hope to have some seedlings to distribute by the rainy season.
The apples in the pic are on a three year old tree and will be huge and ready to eat by Christmas.
Another great story from the farm (well now one of four farms we have in operation). We have also planted our first vine!!
Pineapples in the background!!