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I learnt a great lesson while spending some time in my uncle’s home garden. I had the opportunity to see how the Braeburn Apple grows and how we can start growing fresh fruits just in our backyard garden. Growing garden fruits has lots of advantages for the family which in turn has lots of sustainable gain. Some of the advantages are; opening interest in sustainable agriculture, access to freshly grown fruits, cost savings measures on fruits budget for the home and the opportunity to teach our children the practical concept of growing fruits because lots of our children don’t even know the source of the fruits they eat. I give kudos to my Uncle’s family for this great interest in home gardening.
This is a great call to start something around your house. This is a great opportunity for most African homes, what are we doing with the abandoned garden spaces around our homes where we spent lots of money weeding or pollute the soil with herbicides? A garden can be a sustainable measure that will lead to sustainable gain. Think of how much you spend on fruits in stores and sometimes we feel sluggish about going to stores to buy fruits because of the distance.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Support: Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
Good African Example
Peter Wambugu is a 60 years old Kenyan pasionate farmer who took the challenge to grow about eight varieties of apples out of the 7000 species of apples available.
He grows the apples on his 20-acre farm land in Ihwa village in Nyeri County of Kenya. My worry is this, where are the young apple farmers in Africa?
Some facts about Braeburn Apple
The ‘Braeburn’ is a cultivar of apple that is firm to the touch with a red/orange vertical streaky appearance on a yellow/green background. Its color intensity varies with different growing conditions (Wikipedia)
Braeburn Apple is the UK’s most popular eating apple variety by far and it will easily grow and flourish superbly in your garden! (YouGarden)
Braeburn Apple was the first of the new wave of bi-colored supermarket apple varieties, and re-established the importance of flavor in commercial apples.
Species: Malus domestica
Parentage: Lady Hamilton x Unknown
Originates from: New Zealand
Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1008
UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1974-357
Visit here for more details (orangepippin)
Website links on apple cultivation
PLANTING APPLE TREES AND HARVESTING APPLES
Growing Apple Trees From Seed
Before: Enjoying Fresh Apple the Garden
After: Enjoyed fresh and nutritious Apple from the Garden
Ireti Emmanuel Adesida
Agricultural Communicator/Development Consultant
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