I grew up in Bulacan, a province where huge farmlands are situated. Nope, we don’t own one, not even a square meter of land. I grew up in a family that always relocate wherever there’s job opportunity. Since then, I always dream of owning a big farmland and be called a “Don” :). I’m an IT (un)professional, and yet my long term plans are focused into agriculture and aquaculture business. So, for Pinoy Dons out there, here’s a series of agriculture crops than you can produce from your idle farmlands.
Banana – is one of the most common and widely grown fruit crops in the Philippines. It is also one of the country’s major dollar earners, and has consistently ranked next to coconut oil and prawns in terms of value earnings during the last five years
Calamansi – or calamondin is a fruit tree native to the Philippines. It is the most commonly grown backyard tree among the citrus species
Super Peanuts – Mainam na itanim ang mani sa mabuhaghag na lupa tulad ng loam, sandy, silty loam at sandy clay loam. Mainam na itanim ang mani kahit na anong buwan sa buongtaon
Black Pepper (Paminta) – is a viny perrenial plant producing berry-like and aromatic pungent fruits. It is locally known as “pamienta” or “paminta” which belongs to Family Piperaceae. Leaves are thick, green with ovate shape
Garlic – or bawang is a perennial herb of the Amaryllidaceae family. The plant produces bulb which is surrounded by sheaths and composed of thin-shelled bulblets, cloves, or set, all of which are capable of forming a new plant
Ginger – locally known as “luya”, ay mahalaga di-lamang bilang pampalasa ng lutuin kundi sa taglay nitong medicinal properties
Young cob corn – the newly developed corn, has been used by Chinese as vegetable for generations and this practice has spread to other Asian countries