There’s no stopping the seniors from doing their own brand of farming. Just like Belle Ermita who owns several farmlands in Nasugbu, Batangas. She was at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal on June 22, 2019 to buy grafted seedlings of imported mangoes that she wants to plant in one of her properties.
Actually, she has bought many planting materials of exotic fruit trees from our farm before. She showed us pictures of her harvest of mangoes that she gave away as gifts to friends and relatives. She likes very much the Peach mango or R2E2 from Australia. The trouble is that she has just a few trees of this variety. That’s why she came back to our farm to buy more of this Australian mango plus grafted seedlings of what is usually referred to as Millennium mango from Malaysia. This is a big variety that was first introduced in the Philippines by Nonie Dolera, an orchid grower in the ‘80s and ‘90s. An orchid supplier gave the Millennium mango as a gift to him.
Belle related that after buying her first hectare, so many other land owners offered to sell their properties to her. That’s why she has accumulated many parcels that are found in different locations in Nasugbu. She wants to sell the smaller parcels so she could use the money to make improvements in a 15-hectare property.