WE ARE very excited these days. One reason is that the planting materials of Lupo that we got from Negros during our last visit are getting established very well in our farm.
Lupo (sorry, we have not been able to get its botanic name) cuttings have readily rooted in our growing medium. They seem to like wet condition. We are sure we will be able to grow them in Luzon where it is unknown.
We have been told that Lupo can be cooked in a number ways but the Ilonggo favorite is cooking it with “ginisang mungo.” We will be trying different recipes once we produce enough for cooking. Keep an ear for developments.
We gathered that Lupo is gathered from the wild. Nobody is known to be growing it purposely for home use or for sale. It is, however, only available from the wild during the rainy season. Which makes us think that there is a money-making opportunity here. During the dry months, you can grow Lupo in plots or in containers for sale in the market.
Organically grown Lupo will be a hit among the health-conscious. And that could be produced with the use of organic fertilizers like vermicompost or Durabloom foliar. Well, this is just a hunch. Who knows, this can be popularized in Luzon where people might want to try it in their menu. This can be a special offering in weekend markets and bazaars.