CHERIMOYA: A Money-Maker In Taitung, Taiwan

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Cherimoya grown in Taitung, Taiwan, displayed at the trade show in Kaohsiumg City on Nov. 22-23, 2018. When it was opened for sale, the stocks were immediately sold out.

Taitung County in Taiwan is highly suitable for the growing of Cherimoya, a delicious fruit from Central America and now also grown in the US and many other countries. The best Cherimoyas are produced in Taitung County because of the good soil and favorable climate, according to Claire Chung who manned the stall at the agri trade show in Kaohsiung City on Nov. 22-23, 2018.

Fruits displayed at the  trade fair  were immediately sold out on the second day (the day the stocks were for sale) to the dismay of some Filipinos like James Chua of Bacolod City who was only able to buy  only four pieces. He had wanted to buy more but other buyers beat him to the draw.

The Cherimoya fruits which were about 300 grams sold for NT$130 apiece, equivalent to about P223 at current exchange rate. According to Chung, the big ones sell at a much higher price in Taitung. For instance, a box of 6 kilos consisting of 9 pieces sells for  NT$1,800 or P3,096 in Philippine money. That’s P344  per piece. Cherimoya is a big money-maker in Taiwan,

By the way, this blogger harvested the first fruit of his Cherimoya tree recently  in Teresa, Rizal. It was very fine-textured, sweet and juicy. Very nice to eat.

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Claire Chung and fruit of Cherimoya grown in Taitung, Taiwan.

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