MANGO TREE: As Host For Black Pepper

MANGO TREE: As Host For Black Pepper

MANGO TREE: As Host For Black Pepper

Mahogany has always been our favorite as host tree for our black pepper. We have observed, though, that mango trees can also be a good host for the Indian variety of black pepper for as long as the base of the tree can be reached by partial sunlight.

The Paniyur variety of black pepper from India is best for growing in the Philippines. It is highly adapted to local conditions and is prolific. The fruit spikes are double the size of the ordinary variety grown in the Philippines.

Photo shows a very good growth of Paniyur black hosted by a century-old mango tree at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.

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