Bumper Crop Of Rambutan In Bicol

MARCELO ESCARO

Marcelo Escaro, an 88-year-old operator of a big orchard in Calabanga, Camarines Sur, is enjoying a bumper crop of rambutan this season, the harvest of which could extend to October 2012. The current price in Bicol is P60 per kilo, according to Mrs. Patria Escaro. 

Aside from rambutan, the Escaro Farm also produces a lot of mangoes and Bangkok Santol. The mango is harvested off-season (June to August) so that the price fetched is high, an average of P70 per kilo. According to Mrs. Escaro, they have over a thousand trees that are about 48 years old.

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