MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, Sept 10 (PIA) — Local farmers here continue to choose lanzones among other fruit varieties, the latest statistics by the Camiguin Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) show.
Records revealed that 62 percent of their total sale in assorted fruit trees seedling was absorbed solely by Lanzones, posting a total sale of P6,490 for July (latest data available), each seedling costing about P5.
To date, a total of 990 hectares of land in the province are now planted with lanzones trees, posting an additional of 59 hectares covered as of July this year.
In terms of area, banana still posts wider coverage in the province with more than 1000 hectares, while mango posted some 300 hectares.
The PAO report also said that 990 hectares covered by lanzones trees, only 382 hectares, as of press time, were found fruit bearing.
A number of demo farms are also currently under the watch of PAO to improve their local variety of lanzones, known to be sweetest in the country.
Meanwhile, the province let up its guard on monitoring other lanzones plant varieties entering theprovince, as it may pose danger by bringing in new kind of pests to the island. (PIA 10)