PETE DURANO is the owner of 2,000 29-year-old mango trees in Samal Island in Mindanao. In an interview at the 14th National Mango Congress in Mandaue City, Cebu, he said that earlier this year he induced to flower and bear fruit 250 of his mango trees.
The weather was not so cooperative because at 25 to 40 days after induction (DAI), there was continuous rain. That’s the reason why he had spent so much for fungicide to protect the flowers and fruits. The total cost of production was a cool P1 million.
Nevertheless, he was able to harvest more than 83 tons which he sold for P1.5 million or an average of P18 per kilo. Therefore, he netted P500,000. Had the weather been more cooperative, that profit would have been much bigger.