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#TECHNOTIPS: Lanzones
by Yovina-Claire Pauig - Monday, 19 September 2022, 03:58 PM
 
LanzonesIn for a fruit dessert? Lanzones is a Filipino-favorite tropic fruit. You can never go wrong with its sweet to sub-acid taste. It originated from the Malay Peninsula and was first introduced in the Philippines during the prehistoric times.

Lanzones is a cauliflorous plant with round or oval-shaped fruits borne in compact bunches. It is characterized with thin, leathery, green skin that turns brownish yellow as it ripens. It also produces abundant milky juice when the fruit is not fully ripe.

With its versatility, the tree can be grown in different types of soil and with humid environment but grows well in sandy loam and clay loam soil and sensitive to low temperatures. Stimulating its growth needs plenty of water after a couple of dry months.

Lanzones seeds are polyembyonic that may contain 2-3 seedlings per seed. Propagation with seeds is commonly used in most farms in the country. This procedure may take a while, it will take up to 15 years to start bearing fruit. While propagation with cleft grafting may take up to 8 years to bear flower. (Bureau of Plant Industry)

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