Angelbert Tamayo of Candelaria, Quezon is a happy planter of Sweet Fortune, a sweet corn variety recently introduced by Ramgo Seeds.The reason? From 13 kilos of seeds that he planted, he recently harvested more than 50,000 Class-A ears which fetched a high price. In the case of other sweet corn varieties, Tamayo said, 13 kilos of seeds will normally produce a maximum of 19,500 Class-A ears.
One more reason why Tamayo loves Sweet Fortune is that it can be planted in both wet and dry seasons. Farmers usually don’t plant most other varieties during the rainy months because they cannot stand too much water in the field. On the other hand, Tamayo has successfully grown Sweet Fortune in any of the rainy months of June to December.
Aside from resistance to rainy weather, Tamayo says he is very happy about the excellent tip fill of the ears of Sweet Fortune.It has no incidence of nubbins or what farmers call “gapak” which enables the farmers to harvest first class ears. Aside from its excellent deep set yellow kernels, Sweet Fortune is highly resistant to Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight (Tuba).
Ramgo can be contacted a 0928-501-1888 (Pres. Pamela Ong Chan) or 0998-990-7500 (Arieline Arevalo)