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DA eyes massive expansion of Region 8’s sweet jack fruit

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TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing to triple the area planted with sweet variety of jackfruit in Eastern Visayas region by 2022, citing the fruit’s unique taste and market potential.

TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing to triple the area planted with sweet variety of jackfruit in Eastern Visayas region by 2022, citing the fruit’s unique taste and market potential.

From 1,258 hectares planted with this jackfruit variety, the target is to expand the cultivated areas to 4,409 hectares in the next four years.

Dubbed as Eastern Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (EVIARC) sweet variety, the fruit has its special features such as natural sweetness, thickness of the yellow fruitlet, aromatic, ellipsoid in shape and contains moderate latex, said Department of Agriculture regional field operations division chief Francisco Dayap on Monday.

See full article at Philippine News Agency

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