In Uncategorized on October 23, 2005 at 8:22 pm

camiguin island’s lanzones festival

my home province ends it’s yearly lanzones festival yesterday. the lanzones festival is a four-day grand festival of the island’s agriculture and tourism industries and it is culminated by street dancing and highlighted by a tableau presentation showing the richness of the indigenous culture of camiguin. this festival includes pageants in the town of mambajao, an exhibit of agri-cottage industry products, barangay beautification, indigenous sports, grand parade of the lanzones which is the golden and extra sweet fruit found in the entire province of the island.

it is said that the sweetest lanzones comes from camiguin island. through gma 7’s kapuso mo jessica soho documentary, the lanzones festival of camiguin is featured last saturday. jesicca posed a question: “where could you find the sweetest lanzones in the country?” well if you watch the documentary, you can say it’s camiguin island. 3 out of 4 voted camiguin’s lanzones is the sweetest through their taste tests among other lanzones from davao, laguna, mindoro and cagayan de oro (misamis oriental).

agriculturists in the province points that the volcanic soil of the island which is very rich on pottasium is the cause of sweetenes of the lanzones. well, i think i have to research on the pottasium what it can help to fruit industry.

lanzones is a tropical fruit that grows abundantly on the north-central coast of mindanao. the lanzones fruit has a pale brown skin and sweet translucent flesh. in camiguin island, harvest usually starts in august and end in december. but the most peak and abundant season is in mid-october. that’s why lanzones festival is celebrated every second or third week of october. this is also the month that the fruit is sell at 15 to 20 bucks per kilo. and that’s only in camiguin island…

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the fruit lanzones
  1. OCTOBER 25, 2005 is a big day for Sun.Star Chronicles as we launch our own Sun.Star Blog. Yep, I am a blogger contributor to this prestigious blogging community. I am now a writer-contributor to a major newspaper in the country (most especially to the Visayan Community).


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