Apples (Malus domestica) are one of the most widely consumed and versatile fruits in the world. They belong to the Rosaceae family and are known for their crisp texture, diverse flavors, and nutritional value. Apples come in various colors, sizes, and flavors, ranging from sweet to tart. They are often eaten fresh, but they can also be used in cooking, baking, making sauces, and producing various processed products such as apple juice and cider.
1. South Africa : South Africa leads the list with an apple production of 1,148,771 tonnes in 2021. The country's diverse climate supports apple cultivation, making it a significant producer within Africa.
2. Morocco : Morocco is a major apple producer, contributing 889,736 tonnes of apples in 2021. The country's suitable growing conditions support apple cultivation.
3. Egypt : Egypt's apple production reached 793,299.26 tonnes in 2021. The fruit is cultivated in various regions of the country.
4. Algeria : Algeria produced 522,317 tonnes of apples in 2021, showcasing its role in apple cultivation.
5.Tunisia : Tunisia contributed 155,000 tonnes of apples in 2021. The fruit is grown in the country's suitable climate zones.
6. Libya : Libya's apple production amounted to 16,246.58 tonnes in 2021. The fruit is grown in specific regions.
7. Madagascar : Madagascar produced 7,153.15 tonnes of apples in 2021, adding to the country's agricultural production.
8. Zimbabwe : Zimbabwe's apple production reached 6,640.31 tonnes in 2021.
9. Malawi : Malawi's apple production amounted to 3,160.95 tonnes in 2021.
10. Kenya : Kenya completes the list with an apple production of 118.03 tonnes in 2021.
These figures highlight the apple production across various African countries in the year 2021.