This is a native makopa that is fleshy and sweet. It is a native of Samar where trees could be found growing wild in the Hibatuan mountain in Laoang town. Five years ago, we planted the seeds of fruits brought to Manila by a household staff of our good friend Maripaz Godinez. We planted the seedlings and are now grown up. Marcotted planting materials are now available at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.
It is always gratifying to plant seeds of something new to us and finding them to be adaptable to our growing conditions. We have also planted previously seeds we got of big atis from Taiwan and one tree that we planted is now giving us delicious fruits. The same is true with the seeds of pink guava from Vietnam that we got several years back. So don’t throw away the seeds of fruits you like, whether local or from other countries. They might come out winners.