Mayor Leonofre Gironella of Salcedo, Ilocos Sur is a fruit grower in a hurry. Instead of buying small grafted seedlings, he opts for large planting materials that will bear fruit in a couple of years or thereabouts.
Recently he bought large planting materials of Golden Queen and R2E2 mangoes from the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. Golden Queen is from Taiwan. It bears big fruits that are nice to eat as green mango because it is not sour. It is also good to eat as ripe fruit.
R2E2 is from Australia, a hybrid that that is also called Peach Mango. The fruits are big and has a nice flavor as ripe fruit. It is also very nice to eat when it is half-ripe.
Grafted seedlings of other exotic mangoes at the Sarian Farm include Golden Phoenix, Eating Green, Millennum Mango, Leonida, Falan and Chokanan.