RABANAL CAIMITO: Sweet And Creamy

RABANAL CAIMITO: Sweet And Creamy

WHENEVER we visit a place, we always look for plants or farm animals that we think will interest our readers. Just like when we visited recently the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) in Batac City in Ilocos Norte.

RABANAL CAIMITO: Sweet And Creamy

We met Dr. Gliceria Pascua, a recent retiree, who used to be in charge of the fruit crops nursery. Now, the position has been taken over by her daughter, Glisten Faith.

Dr. Pascua, together with her daughter, briefed us on the fruit trees of interest. One of them is the Rabanal star apple which was registered with the National Seed Industry Council by Dr. Sixto Pascua, Jr., Glistenโ€™s father.

RABANAL CAIMITO: Sweet And Creamy
GLISTEN FAITH PASCUA posing with immature fruit of Rabanal Caimito.

Rabanal Caimito or star apple is outstanding in a number of ways. It was theย  best caimito selection, national category, by the then Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) in 1995.

The fruit is big compared to other varieties. It weighs an average of 379.7 grams each. The flesh is creamy white to purple, very sweet (18.9 degrees brix) and the edible portion is 69.6ย  percent.

This variety is a regular bearer and is very fruitful, according to Glisten.

RABANAL CAIMITO: Sweet And Creamy
ZAC B. SARIAN ready to sample the luscious Rabanal Caimito. It’s sweet and creamy.
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    1. Seedlings are not available at the moment. I myself is interested but as of now, out of stock. I will request the owner to multiply the variety.

  1. Hello Zac,

    How can we avail of planting material for the RABANAL CAIMITO? Is it available at your farm in Teresa? Do you have other CAIMITO variety at your nursery? We have a farm in Tanay and we have bought 3 Mamasita banana seedlings a couple of years back.They have multiplied and we transplanted the suckers. We now have plenty of full grown ones and are enjoying the fruits as well as our visiting friends. Thanks for your Mamasita variety.

    Romy/Nancy Casco RNC Farms,Bgy.Plaza Aldea,Tanay,Rizal .

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