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Sunday, January 8, 2012
Umkokola - A smelly apple
Dovyalis caffra (Umkokola)
The Kei apple, or Umkokola, is native to southern and eastern Africa. This small tree yields an edible fruit, about the size of a crab apple. The little-known fruit is a traditional food in Africa and could be used to promote local food security issues. Umkokola fruits contain more vitamin C than an orange! But the fruit is rather smelly which has hindered its adoption as a crop.