Agriculture chief’s lanzones tree bear fruit after tree years
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that at long last, his lanzones tree bear fruit.
Blaming it to climate change, he said it has been three years since the Longkong Lanzones he planted in his farm 20 years ago gave him fruits.
“The unpredictable climate somehow affected the fruit bearing of these exotic fruit trees which in the past gave me handsome earnings,” Piñol said.
“During the last three years, rains would pour during the fruiting season from June to October and the buds just fell off,” he added.
This year, however, he said the buds bloomed into flowers which became fruits.
However, he said that of over 1,000 trees he planted in his farm, only about 1/3 bore fruits this year, a far cry from the previous years when the climate was fine and he harvested truckloads of these sweet fruit.
“But I am happy with what Mother Nature will give me this year,” he further said.