Here in Britain we are looking forward to spring apple blossom in our gardens and orchards. In Mali,
in the past seven years, we have trained 80 nursery managers to produce more than 1.5 million saplings of 65 different species, including many grafted fruit trees. They have chosen species which are fast-growing and
undemanding. We may be familiar with pomegranate, mango, papaya or guava - but have you tasted a sugar-apple? The flesh is fragrant, sweet, creamy-white through to light yellow, and tastes like custard. Or jujube, which tastes like apple and looks like a date when dried? Sounds delicious!