THRILLING FEELING: When 3-Year-Old Grafted Rimas Bears Fruit First Time

There’s really a very special feeling when a fruit tree you have wanted to bear fruit soonest finally does so after three years.Just like what happened with the Rimas (bread fruit) that we planted in our farm in May 2015. It’s a Rimas that was grafted on a rootstock of Kamansi known as Pakak in Ilocos. It was the only remaining grafted Rimas from the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City when we got it.

Harriette Beatrice C. Sac pointing to the young fruit of the three-year-old Rimas at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.
Harry Sac, daughter Harriette, wife Beatriz and son Harold pose with the three-year-old grafted Rimas that is bearing fruit for the first time. Photo taken April 14, 2018.

On April 12, 2018, we finally saw the first fruit that came out from our three-year-old Rimas. About a couple of months earlier, the tree had produced male flowers that were elongated whereas the true fruit is roundish.

Harry Sac, a retired government employee whose wife Beatriz claims he is an avid reader of our articles, came to visit our farm and bought some planting materials of our exotic fruit trees. They enjoyed posing with our Rimas tree. They have a farm that they are developing in Calatagan, Batangas.

Male flowers started coming out in late January 2018.
The Rimas at about two years old from planting.
Close up at about one-year-old. The leaves became big after spraying with Power Grower Combo, a plant growth accelerator.
The Rimas tree at about 8 months old.
Visitors pose with the Rimas in early 2016.
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