|SUSAN ROCES on the cover of Agriculture Magazine|
THE October 2012 issue of Agriculture Magazine features Movie Queen Susan Roces with her dragon fruit on the cover. She herself is a grower of dragon fruit right in her home garden.The magazine will be off the press in a few days.
Aside from Ms. Roces’ personal experience in growing her dragon fruit, there’s a feature on the prospects and problems in dragon fruit production.
Since the publicity regarding Ms. Roces’ own story in growing her dragon fruit, so many readers have been inspired to grow their own. We should know because so many are contacting us regarding where they can get planting materials.
Ms. Roces’ dragon fruit has come out in Panorama magazine of the Bulletin, Liwayway, Bisaya, Bannawag and Hiligaynon magazines. It has also come out in the Agripage of the Manila Bulletin. And it was picked up from this blog by Ricky Lo of Philippine Star, considered the No. 1 Entertainment and Showbiz journalist in the country.
Incidentally, growing dragon fruit has become an advocacy of the Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines headed by Dorie S. Bernabe. In fact it will be a focus in the forthcoming Quezon City Country Fair to be staged on October 18 to 21 at the Quezon Memorial Circle. The Country Fair is a joint undertaking of the CSSP and the Quezon City government.