GREEN PEPPERCORN FOR ADOBO

GREEN PEPPERCORN FOR ADOBO

INSTEAD of waiting for the fruits of your black pepper to ripen, you can harvest the green ones for sale in the market. That is what Heidy San Pascual of Batangas has been reported to be doing with the fruits of her Paniyur black pepper which she previously sourced from […]

BALBALUSA IN TERESA, RIZAL

The Balbalusa is considered a native of Adams, Ilocos Norte. It is a member of the eggplant family with sharp spines on the surface of its leaves, perhaps a protective mechanism from foraging animals. Seeds that were obtained from Adams earlier this year are now growing very well and producing […]

MARCOTTED PALAMUTI BIGNAY

MARCOTTED PALAMUTI BIGNAY

  IT is always gratifying to do your own experimentation. Just like what we did in our farm. We marcotted the Palamuti bignay we got from the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City. In one year, the marcot which we planted in a pail bore fruit. If you have […]

Grafted Cashew Will Bear Fruit In 2 To 3 Years

Grafted Cashew Will Bear Fruit In 2 To 3 Years

You can grow cashew trees that will bear fruit in two to three years after field planting as long as they are properly taken care of. That can be achieved by planting grafted planting materials that are given adequate fertilizers, good drainage, irrigation when needed and proper planting distance. Grafted […]

Berba Seedlings Now Available

Berba Seedlings Now Available

For several years in the past, fruit fanciers were interested in acquiring seedlings of Berba, a native of Brazil botanically known as Rodius edulis. The seedlings were not available, however, because they grow very slowly from seed. Berba is a small tree that bears a lot of small round fruits […]

MALAYSIAN HYBRID DURIAN AT THE SARIAN FARM

MALAYSIAN HYBRID DURIAN AT THE SARIAN FARM

The Malaysian hybrid durian has small clustering fruits at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. What is interesting is that the fruits are small, usually weighing 1 to 2 kilos each. In a way, this is desirable because each fruit can be consumed by one in just one sitting. Nothing […]

MUCH TOO MANY FRUITS IN THE CLUSTER

MUCH TOO MANY FRUITS IN THE CLUSTER

The big cluster of developing makopa (wax apple) fruits in above photo is that of Star Ruby, the most commercialized variety in Thailand and Vietnam. Some tree owners will simply love the big cluster and do nothing to change it. The truth of the matter is that if some fruits […]

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