A Super Alokon?

A Super Alokon?
Note some of the flowers that exceed the length of Agriculture Magazine.

Photo shows the exceptionally long flowers of the indigenous Alokon (Broussonetia luzonica) which is an indigenous tree vegetable. The male flowers are as long as 14 inches, which is much longer than the usual length of the ordinary Alokon.ย 

The flowers are a favorite ingredient of the Ilocano pinakbet which can be cooked with minimal water together with vegetables like tomato, eggplant, patola, patani, ampalaya fruit and shoots, native radish fruits or rabanos, stringbeans, kadios and bagnet or broiled dalag, plus patis or fish paste to taste. The Alokon imparts a distinct flavor to the pinakbe\
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