The first pumpkin hybrid developed in the Philippines by East-West Seed some 35 years ago is up and about, reigning supreme in the Philippines and flying high in Latin America.
This is the squash originally named Suprema but which has been renamed Arjuna in Sri Lanka, the name that is now also known in Latin America where it has become a favorite variety.
Of course, it is very understandable why the Latin American farmers in Costa Rica, Honduras, Dominican Republic and others love to plant Arjuna. Ric Reyes, the Global Product and Market Combination Manager, says that Arjuna has a superior eating quality. It is also prized for its disease resistance and excellent keeping quality.
The vegetable is not only sold in Latin Americaq but also in the United States and Canada where a lot of Asian immigrants are residing.