|ROSALINE TAN AND MAMA SITA IN BACOLOD.|
The beautiful lady here is Rosaline Tan who visited May’s Organic Garden and Restaurant in Pahanocoy, Bacolod City on September 14-16, 2012.
She is posing with a dwarf Mama Sita banana in the 5.3-hectare organic farm being developed into a tourist destination by the husband and wife team of Ramon and May Uy.
The Mama Sita banana was brought to the Philippines by the Mama Sita Foundation, multiplied and tested in the Philippines through the involvement of National Scientist Ben Vergara and the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD).
The Mama Sita banana is now a favorite of both big and small scale planters because it produces fruits with excellent eating quality. It is also early maturing. Suckers will bear fruit in 8 months. Because it is low-growing, it is more resistant to strong winds than the tall Saba variety.