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Philippines: Growing Thai warty pumpkins

The popular warty pumpkins from Thailand might do well in the Philippines. They are reported to be high-yielding, resistant to diseases, and tasty. Dutch company East-West Seed developed two warty varieties called Prakaingern and Prakaithong.

The Prakaithong is a prolific hybrid that produces highly uniform large flat round warty fruits that weigh 6 to 8 kilos each. The fruit flesh is dark yellow with excellent eating quality. This hybrid has intermediate resistance to leaf curl virus, papaya ring spot virus, and another virus called ZYMV for short.

According to Ric Reyes, East-West’s Global Product and Market Combination manager, the warty pumpkins are very delicious. Their eating quality is better than many traditional varieties in the market. He really believes that the warty varieties are worthwhile introducing in the Philippines.

A article explains how growing pumpkins has a number of advantages. For one, it is not as expensive to grow compared to other high-value crops. The seeds for planting are not as expensive as other vegetable hybrids. The crop can be grown in the open field and can just be allowed to crawl on the ground.

Publication date: 1/26/2018



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