Camiguin bats to increase lanzones production

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 20 (PIA) – While it is known to grow the best and sweetest lanzones in the country, the province is likewise eyeing for production increase through macrosomatic cloning.

Governor Jesus M. Romualdo bared that the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) is now ready for the technology, with a team of trained personnel to handle the macrosomatic training.

Romualdo said the process will cut off the production and propgation period of lanzones planting materials to only 4 months, than the traditional propagation period which requires more than a year.

He likewise noted that the province production is increasing every year, along with its new Camlong (Camiguin and Longkong) lanzones variety. For last year, about 20 metric tons of Camlong were produced from the model farm in Mahinog town, with a gross sale of P1.4 million.

The Camlong variety is also sold at a higher price because of its shelf life, it can last longer than the native lanzones fruit.                                                                                                                                       

In total, the province recorded about 810 metric tons of lanzones sold  to Metro Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo and other nearby cities and provinces, last year. (JCV/PIA)

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