There’s really a very special feeling when a fruit tree you have wanted to bear fruit soonest finally does so after three years.Just like what happened with the Rimas (bread fruit) that we planted in our farm in May 2015. It’s a Rimas that was grafted on a rootstock of Kamansi known as Pakak in Ilocos. It was the only remaining grafted Rimas from the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City when we got it.
On April 12, 2018, we finally saw the first fruit that came out from our three-year-old Rimas. About a couple of months earlier, the tree had produced male flowers that were elongated whereas the true fruit is roundish.
Harry Sac, a retired government employee whose wife Beatriz claims he is an avid reader of our articles, came to visit our farm and bought some planting materials of our exotic fruit trees. They enjoyed posing with our Rimas tree. They have a farm that they are developing in Calatagan, Batangas.