Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2017

April 2017 to June 2017

Banana

  • Production of banana in the second quarter of 2017 reached 2.27 million metric tons. This was 2.6 percent higher than the 2.22 million metric tons level in 2016. The increment could be traced to the following:
    • bigger bunches harvested in North Cotabato, South Cotabato, Misamis Oriental, Compostela Valley and Davao del Sur due to sufficient rainfall; and
    • increase in area harvested and number of bearing hills for Cavendish variety on corporate farms in Bukidnon, Sultan Kudarat, Davao City and Davao Oriental;
  • Davao Region recorded the highest production at 917.23 thousand metric tons which represented 40.4 percent of the country’s total banana production. The other major producers were Northern Mindanao with 18.3 percent and SOCCSKSARGEN with 12.3 percent.
  • Cavendish variety accounted for 52.5 percent of the total banana this quarter. It was followed by Saba with 28.3 percent and Lakatan with 10.0 percent.