Good variety cacao seedlings now in ZC PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:46

Good news to farmers who want to plant good variety of cacao and engage in production of its beans.

A cacao seedling that produces cacao beans after two years from planting is now available in Zamboanga City..

An executive of a big corporation who requested anonymity said that cacao beans in the Philiipines are of top quality  for making  high value chocolates ,cosmetics and medicines in the world market.

Cacao supply in the  world market is currently low.

The executive said his company supplies cacao beans to the world  market.

He said Cacao beans from the Philippinesare par execellent compared to that of Indonesia and Malaysia.

“That is why our company is currently focusing  on cacao production in the country,” he said.

The cacao seedlings that produce beans after two years are VR 15 and UF18. The nursery is located at NUB Farms Dreamville Subdivision in  Barangay Ayala. They are propagated by Golden Beans Eco-Agro Producers Cooperative. All cacao seedlings are certified  by Kennemer Foods Inc.

VR 15 and UF 18 are have very big advantage for farmer-growers because after two years, they can easily harvest their products with sure market value.

Their labor and hardwork for two years are assured of income and livelihood for their families. — Allen Abastillas