Major Vegetables and Root Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2017

October 2017 to December 2017


  • The October-December 2017  production  of  eggplant  was  higher  by 5.1 percent, from 23.48 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of 2016 to 24.67 thousand metric tons this year. The growth in output was brought about by the following:
    • increased area planted in MIMAROPA (Oriental Mindoro) due to seeds distribution program of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) and in Caraga (Agusan del Sur) due to high demand; 
    • more and bigger fruits developed in CALABARZON (Quezon) due to sufficient application of fertilizer and use of pesticides; and 
    • increased yield in Central Luzon (Bulacan) due to use of good quality seeds distributed by the Local Government Units (LGUs).
  • CALABARZON, the major eggplant producer with 4.94 thousand metric tons contributed 20.0 percent to the national total. Central Luzon ranked second with 12.0 percent and Central Visayas with 9.7 percent.