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Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 6:02pm On Nov 26, 2014
Just thinking aloud as l know Nsukka & nearby area such as Adani have this cool weather about them and can be cold at times. l know getting the seedlings is not an issue (already 9inches high) but customs @ the airport can play "monitoring spirit"!
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by 9inches(m): 2:23am On Nov 27, 2014
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 8:28am On Nov 27, 2014
9inches:
https://www.nairaland.com/1892052/why-cant-apples-grow-nigeria
Recall the seed being dead on arrival & inability to germinate where key issues in the thread. lt is certainly possible to get a favourable area.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by curiousmind11: 7:43pm On Nov 27, 2014
Pavore9:
Just thinking aloud as l know Nsukka & nearby area such as Adani have this cool weather about them and can be cold at times. l know getting the seedlings is not an issue (already 9inches high) but customs @ the airport can play "monitoring spirit"!

It depends on how low the temperature can get. I suggest you look into Obudu highlands, where Obudu cattle range is located. It has a high likelihood. A friend is looking into that area to establish a grape farm.

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 7:56pm On Nov 27, 2014
l think area with 18-22 degrees during d day will be favourable. one can easily get an apple seedling from a renowed nursery here (kenya) for N2,000 & it matures in a year! the owner of d nursery has 1,100 apple trees & each produces 2,500 annually.

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Kalusam(m): 8:26pm On Nov 27, 2014
Am sure Apple can grow in Nigeria. Served in Calabar and our Quarters was located in a Rubber plantation where one Apple tree constantly produces fruit.

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by 9inches(m): 1:26am On Nov 28, 2014
Pavore9:
Recall the seed being dead on arrival & inability to germinate where key issues in the thread. lt is certainly possible to get a favourable area.
Oh I never knew that. Whether in Nigeria can be unpredictable atimes, I wouldn't want to take such risks especially if harsh weather conditions within a short time will hamper the survival of the seedling. I would love to see an apple plantation however.. I hope you succeed.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 3:35am On Nov 28, 2014
Kalusam:
Am sure Apple can grow in Nigeria. Served in Calabar and our Quarters was located in a Rubber plantation where one Apple tree constantly produces fruit.
Certainly, there is a place in kenya called kisumu that share weather condition with Lagos and apple farming is doing well there. Attached are pictures of the king of Apple in kenya, he has about 1100 apple trees and sell apple seedlings for N2,000 and it matures within a year!

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by rareman(m): 1:50pm On Nov 28, 2014
Wow! I believe Nothing is impossible, since temperature in Nigeria is always the problem. What if we green house the tree and give the required temperature. Just thinking!

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 2:10pm On Nov 28, 2014
rareman:
Wow! I believe Nothing is impossible,since temperature in Nigeria is always the problem.What if we greenhouse the tree and give the required temperature.Just thinking!
Very possible, as it matures within 18 months.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 2:45pm On Nov 28, 2014
@rareman, as per d greenhouse one can personally build a low cost one of 45ft by 24ft in size with abt N130K within 2 days wit 100% local materials.transplant 15 apple seedlings into it, at least when it matures & ripens u won't struggle wit birds!

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by world1(m): 3:03pm On Nov 28, 2014
Pavore9:
@rareman, as per d greenhouse one can personally build a low cost one of 45ft by 24ft in size with abt N130K within 2 days wit 100% local materials.transplant 15 apple seedlings into it, at least when it matures & ripens u won't struggle wit birds!
But why are we always getting it wrong in Nigeria? Govt will released mony for agric but banks will hoard it or give to their associates.
If government build this greenhouses and give at discounted rate wouldn't we be happy. Anyway saa can you believe I dreamt about me having Apple farm here in Ogun state. @pavore9. How can I get this greenhouse here in Nigeria? Or do you have someone that can handle it here in Nigeria. Am interested
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by rareman(m): 3:45pm On Nov 28, 2014
world1:

But why are we always getting it wrong in Nigeria? Govt will released mony for agric but banks will hoard it or give to their associates.
If government build this greenhouses and give at discounted rate wouldn't we be happy. Anyway saa can you believe I dreamt about me having Apple farm here in Ogun state. @pavore9. How can I get this greenhouse here in Nigeria? Or do you have someone that can handle it here in Nigeria. Am interested
My dear such are our bane here, imagine earlier this year government released 14 billion naira for dry season farming yet a water project in Ogun state which has facility for irrigation, cannot not provide water for farmers.
For the green house, @pavore is right we can actually provide it here locally. I will search for one of those video on green house and send it to you.

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 3:51pm On Nov 28, 2014
@world1, l don't know anyone in Nigeria who can do that.l bumped into a Nigerian Rev.Sister here in kenya who was supervising d construction of 3 greenhouses 4 their farm as she is an expert & they intend planting strawberries in there without SOIL!

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by world1(m): 5:12pm On Nov 28, 2014
Pavore9:
@world1, l don't know anyone in Nigeria who can do that.l bumped into a Nigerian Rev.Sister here in kenya who was supervising d construction of 3 greenhouses 4 their farm as she is an expert & they intend planting strawberries in there without SOIL!
Youth please am begging try to invest in agribusiness ventures let try to go out and learn the field is green here in Nigeria I mean the market is over available.
God. See as opportunity just they waste. You know I keep saying it I will see you in Kenya soonest.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Kalusam(m): 5:17pm On Nov 28, 2014
You are right on point...green housing it will do the trick. Where it grows in Calabr is in a Rubber planation(under those thick rubber trees have a very cool micro environment for it to survive and thrive well)
rareman:
Wow! I believe Nothing is impossible, since temperature in Nigeria is always the problem. What if we green house the tree and give the required temperature. Just thinking!

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 6:17pm On Nov 28, 2014
The Rev. Sister trained with Syngenta to acquire expertise in greenhouses & l saw it worth the time and effort as in their greenhouses they have strawberries, grapes, cucumber, brocolli, lettuce, cabbage & all organic. na oyinbo be their customers!

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by world1(m): 8:28pm On Nov 28, 2014
Pavore9:
The Rev. Sister trained with Syngenta to acquire expertise in greenhouses & l saw it worth the time and effort as in their greenhouses they have strawberries, grapes, cucumber, brocolli, lettuce, cabbage & all organic. na oyinbo be their customers!
Did you get my mail?
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 10:09pm On Nov 28, 2014
world1:

Did you get my mail?
No, l didn't.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by suxes2005(m): 9:19pm On Nov 29, 2014
I'd advice you get the seeds first and try it.

It is gonna take a whole lotta time before you find
its main trick and get it to work

~ Sheyi
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 9:46pm On Nov 29, 2014
suxes2005:
I'd advice you get the seeds first and try it.

It is gonna take a whole lotta time before you find
its main trick and get it to work

~ Sheyi
Am working on that. By the way l hope u are fitting in.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 9:56pm On Nov 29, 2014
l know l will be involved in some projects around that area the apple farmer's farm and the nursery is located, l will spread my mat and tell the Baba to reveal every secrets of its cultivation, l don't mind doing NYSC there for one week!
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Soloxam(m): 10:36pm On Nov 29, 2014
Kalusam:
Am sure Apple can grow in Nigeria. Served in Calabar and our Quarters was located in a Rubber plantation where one Apple tree constantly produces fruit.
The rubber plantation is it the one they called PAMO along 8 miles?
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Kalusam(m): 10:38pm On Nov 29, 2014
Soloxam:
The rubber plantation is it the one they called PAMO along 8 miles?

Yes, PAMOL...the apple is at 11 miles though!
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Soloxam(m): 12:24am On Nov 30, 2014
Kalusam:


Yes, PAMOL...the apple is at 11 miles though!
yeah I thought as much cos am familiar with the area.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:11am On Dec 01, 2014
Pavore9:
Certainly, there is a place in kenya called kisumu that share weather condition with Lagos and apple farming is doing well there. Attached are pictures of the king of Apple in kenya, he has about 1100 apple trees and sell apple seedlings for N2,000 and it matures within a year!
Nice one there.
Definitely,Green house is the answer to a successful apple farming in Nigeria.
Good job.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 9:03am On Dec 01, 2014
Lesgupnigeria:

Nice one there.
Definitely,Green house is the answer to a successful apple farming in Nigeria.
Good job.
Yes it is, especially for high priced crops like grapes, strawberries, brocolli, butternut.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by boluwajokosegun: 10:15pm On Dec 01, 2014
we have grape trees doing well in lbadan infact d fruits are different from d one in d market because it. is 65% sweet & 35% bitter l should be raising more of d plant next year but it takes close, to 4 years to fruit.
so l need hybrid!!! shorter maturity time

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Pavore9: 2:53am On Mar 11, 2015
Redstark Apple will do well in Nigeria. harvest is within 18 months of planting.

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Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by Kemewe: 4:34pm On Mar 11, 2015
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Pavore9:
l think area with 18-22 degrees during d day will be favourable. one can easily get an apple seedling from a renowed nursery here (kenya) for N2,000 & it matures in a year! the owner of d nursery has 1,100 apple trees & each produces 2,500 annually.


Pls Pavore9 I'm interested in Apple farming. So how do I buy the nurseries? Can u send me ur contact so we can discuss better. Thanks.
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by omotititi: 4:49pm On Mar 11, 2015
It will be a welcome idea if we can make the planting of apples happen in Nigeria.I have been thinking of how to grow it in Nigeria and have been on the internet looking for information. Lets keep searching somehow someday we will get there. .....No giving up..
Re: Will Apple Do Well In Somewhere Like Nsukka? by boluwajokosegun: 5:01pm On Mar 11, 2015
You can do a seudo cooling arrangment, ie you plant plantain to nurse apple tree just like cocoa is being done. Any where cocoa can grow am sure apple will do well there. The farm must be well fenced with two layers of teak trees or rubber trees or any other trees to control the cooling nature of the farm & good drip irrigation system.

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