Sweet pummelo development project in Region 02, Philippines
Pummelo is the largest citrus fruit in the world. It originated in Asia and is grown in many eastern countries including China, Japan, India, Fiji, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. In the Philippines, pummelo was popularised in Davao through the Nenita Pummelo Farm using the Magallanes cultivar. Pummelos are very profitable to produce year round. Costs are estimated at about PHP2,340 to take good care of a tree for more than ten years. According to Dr. Pamplona, a tree could produce about PHP10,000 worth of fruit in one year. According to TADECO, the success of a pummelo plantation will depend on the right cultivar, proper pruning, irrigation and pest and disease management. Despite the successes of the company, pummelo has its own management problems.
Olinares, R.B., Miranda, C.T., Viernes, B., Corales, R.R., Corales, V.T. and Bulda, S.M. (2018). Sweet pummelo development project in Region 02, Philippines. Acta Hortic. 1213, 81-86
sweet pummelo, characteristics, project Region 02, Philippines