Would you believe that just three fruits of a new jackfruit selection can yield P7,400 worth of clean, sweet and juicy arils or flesh? That’s exactly what we got when we harvested the three fruits of our five-year-old RedOrange jackfruit, first on March 5 and then on March 8, 2020.
The biggest fruit that weighed 20 kilos yielded 16 packs of clean arils, about 700 grams per pack. Some were sold at P200 per pack but most were given as gift to friends for them to taste something we are very proud of. At 200 pesos per pack, the computed value of the arils from the biggest fruit is already P3,200.
The second fruit that weighed 18 kilos yielded 14 packs while the smallest which weighed 9 kilos gave 7 packs. The three fruits yielded a total of 37 packs of about 700 grams each. At 200 pesos a pack, that’s a cool P7,400 for the flesh of the three fruits!
One of the best things about our RedOrange jackfruit is that there is no latex in the section where the arils are found. The latex is just confined in the pith or the white portion found in the middle of the fruit.
So we told some friends that if the mango growers are having a big problem because of the Kurikong menace, they might as well plant jackfruit! But of course, they should plant the superior varieties that are available in the market like the Eviarc Sweet from Leyte, the latexless jackfruit from Malaysia and now this RedOrange from Teresa, Rizal.
(We will post a more detailed story about our RedOrange jakfruit soon. Abangan!)