BONG FERRERAS of Majayjay, Laguna, is in love with the big-fruited Golden Queen mango growing in a rubberized container at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.
The Golden Queen bears fruits that weigh up to 1.5 kilos each although when fruits are many, they may average about 800 grams to one kilo each. This exotic fruit tree was brought to the Philippines from Taiwan in 1996. Since then, a lot of planting materials have been produced and the variety is now grown in many places in the Philippines.
The fruit is nice to eat as green mango as it is not sour. The ripe fruit is also sweet and juicy. It is very fleshy because the seed is very thin. Grafted planting materials are available at the Sarian Farm.