HERE IS ONE imported Makopa variety you would love to have in your own garden or farm. It is popularly known as Apple Makopa because it reminds one of the fruit of the true apple that is fleshy and crunchy. Unlike the so-called native variety, it produces big fruits that are fleshy and juicy.
FAMOUS PERSONALITY – We have been growing this variety for many years now but it seems there are still many people who are not familiar with it. In the1970s, we had a couple of Apple Makopa in our residence in Taytay, Rizal. One famous person to whom we have gifted with a marcot more than 30 years ago is National Artist for Literature Frank Sionil Jose. Every time we see each other, he always tells us how fruitful is his Apple Makopa up to this day. He and his wife love to eat the fruits but they could not eat them all so they have to share them with others.
NOW IN TERESA– We are propagating this in our farm in Teresa, Rizal and it is still saleable, especially to visitors of the farm who are able to taste the fruits.
PROPAGATION – The Apple Makopa is propagated by marcotting. In a couple of months, the marcot could be detached from the mother tree. And after establishing and hardening, it could be planted in the ground. It will start fruiting in just one year. Apple Makopa can also be grown in containers like the rubberized kind that we use in our farm.
CONTACT -Those interested to acquire planting materials, contact Rose at 0906-551-1791 or 0947-590-0398.