Ronald and Mariflor Calong at the Agribiz Kapihan on October 13, 2018.
The Prolifica eggplant variety is really a big money-maker. Ronald and Mariflor Calong of Cabatuan, Isabela said that in the last season, they harvested from their 1.5-hectare Prolifica plantation 7,500 kilos of fruits every 4-5 days for a period of five months. Even if the farmgate price was only P10 per kilo, that amounted to P75,000 per harvest.
Fruits of Prolifica eggplant.
A farmer in Gerona, Tarlac with his bountiful harvest of Prolifica eggplant.
We met the Calong couple at the Agribiz Kapihan at the Harbsst Building at the Rizal Techno Park in Taytay, Rizal on October 13,2018. They had just bought a power tiller worth P190,000 from Harbest that they will use in cultivating their 7-hectare vegetable farm. Three harvests of Prolifica were more than enough to pay for the power tiller!
Great vegetable growers, this Calong couple.
Mariflor Calong at the roofdeck garden of Harbest Agribusiness.
Mariflor Calong posing with a fruiting Vietnam pomelo grown in a container at the roofdeck garden of Harbest Agribusiness in Taytay, Rizal.