The durian is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio. Many people in Southeast Asia call it the “king of fruits”. The durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odor, and formidable thorn-covered rind. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimeters (12 in) long and 15 centimeters (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb.). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the color of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species. There is some debate as to whether the durian is native to the Philippines or was introduced, particularly in the Davao region on the island of Mindanao. Continue reading Durian in the Philippines
Soybean and Corn Farmers become Fruit Farmers and Exporter
In 2011 after years of corn and soybean farming we decided to try our green thumbs in the tropical fruits industry. While farming in Eastern Russia in the months when we had time we spent most of our days off researching in the wonderful islands of the Philippines. A natural place for some of the best fruits in the world, the friendliest people, and ports all around the islands for exporting activities. This became our first choice of country to establish our new business in the export of tropical fruits.
Fusarium Wilt and Bananas
To begin with, Fusarium wilt found in bananas best known by the popular name Panama Disease. This is a soil-borne disease known as Fusarium oxysporum. The fungus enters the banana plant through the root system and colonizes the xylem vessels thereby blocking the flow of needed water and nutrients to the plant.
Why Do We Drink Coffee at Breakfast?
Many of us associate coffee with mornings. It’s the thing that we need to kick-start the day. But it has been shown that the best time to drink coffee isn’t even right when you get up. Because of the chemistry in your brain, it’s actually a few hours later, when it gives you its full effects. Continue reading Coffee for Breakfast?