Media people from Manila have been invited to attend the Timpupo Fruit Festival in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato on August 16-18, 2019. Kidapawan and surrounding towns are well known for producing the finest mangosteen, durian, longkong lanzones, pomelo and marang. Dr. Alfredo Villarico who is from Kidapawan is considered the country’s biggest producer of mangosteen, better known as the Queen of Exotic Fruits.
Mangosteen is prized not only for its delectable taste, it is also highly valued for its medicinal attributes. It is Dr. Villario’s favorite fruit for a number of good reasons. Mangosteen does not have serious pest and disease problem so there is no need for expensive chemicals to spray the trees. The fruits have good shipping quality and command a good price in the market.
Aside from partaking of the luscious fruits, the visitors will explore many other exciting things in the province. Timpupo Festival is held every August which is the month when fruits are most pentiful.