SOME LIKE it small. Some like it large. If you are looking for ampalaya hybrids that produce super-large fruits, better contact Crisanto Alibuyog at 0947-438-4606.. He is the country manager of Chia Tai Philippines, a seed company that is based in Tarlac City. The company was launched on June 10, 2019 in Clark, Pampanga.
FIELD TRIALS – Two years earlier, they already conducted field trials of their varieties in farmers’ fields as well as in their research station. Among the outstanding varieties are three ampalaya hybrids that produce extra-large fruits.
3 VARIETIES – One is Green Arrow, a vigorous and strong hybrid that produces large and heavy fruits. It can be planted any time of the year being an all-season variety. No.2 is Green Spear which produces long and glossy green fruits with very good fruit setting ability It is also highly resistant to the “Barako” disease. No.3 is Jade Empire, an early maturing plant that produces big fruits, weighing 300 to 400 grams or even bigger.
OLDEST THAI SEED FIRM – Chia Tai Philippines is a subsidiary of the oldest seed company in Thailand established in 1921. Aside from ampalaya, the local company has more than 30 other vegetable varieties suitable for planting in the Philippines.