In the 1970's Forbes Burnham was unsuccessful to grow the imported types in the Mazaruni area.
That was very smart of him to have tried to grow apples so many years ago. Today, many foreign fruits and vegetables that we can actually grow on Guyana soil have not even tried as yet. The sacred principle to try and fail than fail to try is not meshing up today.
Smart ? Man, you must be joking; any third standard schoolboy would readily tell you that if Burnham made such a suggestion, he could not have been anything short of a full-fledged idiot !