Zac B. Sarian will talk on Exotic Fruit Trees on Saturday, January 24, at the Hortikultura Extravaganza that will be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.
Sarian operates the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal which specializes in exotic fruit trees from the Philippines as well as around the world. These include five varieties of imported Makopa, exotic mangoes from Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia and Florida (USA). There are also different varieties of pummelos, lemons and limes, Red Criollo cacao, Abiu from Brazil, latexless jackfruit, superior rambutan varieties, durian, Longkong and Duku lanzones, mangosteen, seedless guava, pink guava from Vietnam, balimbing, duhat, seedless atis, and others.
He will discuss practical techniques of growing exotic fruit trees in containers as well as in orchards. Sarian has been producing fruit-bearing trees in containers that are both economic and decorative.
Sarian is a veteran agriculture journalist who is agriculture editor of Manila Bulletin where his agri-page comes out on Thursdays and Saturdays. He also edits the monthly Agriculture Magazine published by the Manila Bulletin. His weekly column on agriculture also appears in the Panorama, the Sunday magazine of the Bulletin. His articles also appear weekly in the four vernacular magazines published by the Bulletin in Tagalog, Ilocano, Bisaya and Hiligaynon.
The lecture will start at 2 p.m. at the Tropical Garden where the garden show will be held. Hortikultura Extravaganza is a major gardening event staged by the Philippine Horticultural Society headed by Dorie S. Bernabe and the Quezon City government. It is one of the highlights of the 75th Founding Anniversary celebration of Quezon City.