Head Teacher With Ever-Bearing Cacao


MRS. CATALINA LIMBAG is all smiles as she poses with a cluster of fruits of the Brazil Red Criollo cacao at the Teresa Orchard & Nursery in Teresa, Rizal.

Mrs. Limbag is the head teacher of a technical high school in Gen. Mariano Alvarez town in Cavite. She and members of her faculty visited Teresa on September 21, 2012.

This particular cacao tree has been bearing fruit year-round since it first bore fruit three years ago. Starting two years from planting, this tree has been continuously bearing fruit.

At present, there are fruits that are about to ripen. Some are of different sizes, from the very small to medium size. Right now, there are also flowers that are emerging from the main trunk as well as in the branches above.

The Department of Agriculture bought the first batch of 1,500 seedlings two years ago for dispersal to farmers in Quezon province.Many other buyers have also acquired their own planting materials.

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