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Story of the largest and oldest mango tree in Bono Region

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021 Source:

Correspondence from Bono Region:

A mango tree at Korase, a farming community in the Jaman North District of the Bono Region is regarded as the oldest mango tree in the region.

Data from the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) indicates that it is also the biggest mango tree in the Bono Region.

Residents in the community claim that the record even transcends the country to the whole of West Africa.

Oral history in the community has it that the age-old mango tree which was planted over two hundred years ago is the mother of all mango trees in Ghana as all mango trees originated from the Korase mango tree.

Having survived over two centuries, the mango tree is still showing no sign of withering as it continues to blossom and bears fruits which are enjoyed by residents in the community.

A local historian, Opanin Yaw Badu who told the history behind the mango tree with the pouring of libation told GhanaWeb that the tree was planted in the community by some settlers from Techiman after they discovered the fruits from an unknown place.

Opanin Yaw Badu disclosed that even though the people were initially sceptical of the fruits, they planted the seeds after one of them consumed the mango and survived.