Intrigued as to why-but this might help?
i asked the supermarket grocery man why Pink Lady apples which are superb cost so much in the UK he said because they will only grow in hot countries maybe this might be one and they are very very nice apples
Good luck Alan4711
That's a lovely thought holedigger but it just might not be viable. I wouldn't expect to grow bananas in Hampshire so maybe apples are just a no-no in the Gambia!
In the Central Valley of California temps can get up to past 100 degrees F during the summer. Fuji and Pink lady apples both handle the heat very well. The key many times is the root stock selected to support the tree. You may want to contat Dave Wilson Nursery in California http://www.davewilson.com/ to see what they would recommend.
Hi holidigger, long time ago I live in The Gambia for 2years ("boat on the river"). The problem is the fact that an appletree need a long time of cold weather to blooming. But you can reed THIS article for some tricks. Good luck, ThaiGer.