Instead of mango, a big farm owner in Tanay, Rizal is now planting rambutan and pummelo. That’s because there are so many pest and disease problems in mango. Anthracnose disease and Kurikong (Cecid fly) are particularly very expensive to control.
He recently ordered his planting materials from the Teresa Orchard & Nursery in Teresa, Rizal. The good thing about rambutan and pummelo is that they can bear fruit commercially in only four years from planting, about half the waiting period for mango. They also bear fruit without any need for spraying flower inducers.
Teresa Orchard & Nursery is along the national road in Teresa, Rizal. It is along the road about 30 meters before the Teresa-Morong boundary. Teresa is the next town to Antipolo City. Contact No. is 0917-841-5477.