EAST-WEST SEED BRINGS ‘MUCHO' SUCCESS TO FARMERS WITH ITS NEW EGGPLANT VARIETY
Agriculture|December 2019
EAST-WEST SEED BRINGS ‘MUCHO' SUCCESS TO FARMERS WITH ITS NEW EGGPLANT VARIETY
EGGPLANTS belong to the Solanaceae family, which includes tomatoes and peppers. In the Philippines, eggplant is considered one of the top vegetable crops in terms of volume of production (around 186,000 metric tons from January to June 2019). The Ilocos Region, Pangasinan, Central Luzon, and Southern Tagalog are known as the top producers of eggplant in the country. Every year, eggplant is grown in an average of 21,225 hectares, making it an important source of income for many Filipino farmers.

The size, shape, and color of eggplant varies from round to long and thin, and purple to white and green. East-West Seed offers a wide range of eggplant varieties to cater to the different preferences of consumers in various regions in the Philippines.

Long and purple eggplant varieties, like the Fortuner F1 and Banate King F1, are popular in most regions in the Philippines. Meanwhile, long, green, and white eggplant like the Amor F1 is grown mostly in Batangas. Our Ilocano fellowmen prefer the short and oblong types like the Domino F1. Meanwhile, round, green purple types like the Gwapito F1 is prefered in Nueva Ecija and some other parts of Northern Luzon.

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December 2019