Northern Mindanao remained as the top pineapple producer with 382.48 thousand metric tons or 57.7 percent of the total production this quarter. This was followed by SOCCSKSARGEN with 33.0 percent shares or 218.55 thousand metric tons.
In what region has the highest production of pineapple here in the Philippines?
Majority of the production is concentrated in Mindanao, with other provinces in Luzon close behind. However, 85% of the production is controlled by giant transnational corporations, led by Del Monte and Dole Philippines (Dolefil). Fresh pineapples are mostly exported to Japan (taking up about 79%) and Korea (15%).
Where does pineapple grow in the Philippines?
In the Philippines, Pineapple is extensively cultivated in the Northern Mindanao, SOCCKSARGEN (Southern Cotabato, Cotabato Province, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos City), Bukidnon, Bicol and CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) for domestic and foreign markets either fresh and for processing.
What is the pineapple capital of the Philippines?
Bukidnon is a highland paradise in the heart of Mindanao. It is home to the world’s biggest pineapple plantation boasting a classic golf course dating back to 1928. It is the biggest cattle-producing province in the region.
How much is a kilo of pineapple in the Philippines?
The producer prices of pineapples have changed across major pineapples production regions in the Philippines. A kilogram of the Philippines Pineapples is around $0.25 in Manila and Quezon, packed and ready for shipment. The price in PHP currency is 0.0051725.
What is the primary crop in the Philippines?
The leading crops are rice, maize, sugarcane, coconut, banana, mango, pineapple, cassava, coffee, sweetpotato and eggplant. In terms of harvest area, the most extensively grown crops are rice, coconut, maize, sugarcane, banana, cassava, coffee, mango, sweetpotato and Manila hemp.