Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2018

April 2018 to June 2018

Banana

  • Banana production for the period April to June 2018 reached 2.36 million metric tons. It was 3.8 percent higher than the 2.27 million metric tons during the same period of 2017. The increment was brought about by the following:
    • recovery from the damages caused by Typhoon Lawin in Cagayan Valley during the 4th quarter of 2016;
    • more hills bore fruits in ARMM while bigger fruits were harvested in SOCCSKSARGEN due to moderate rainfall during fruit development; and
    • increased number of bearing hills of Cavendish banana and more fertilizer usage in Davao Region.
  • Davao Region recorded the highest share of 39.6 percent of total banana production followed by Northern Mindanao and SOCCSKSARGEN with 17.8 percent and 12.2 percent respectively.
  • Cavendish variety accounted for 51.7 percent or 1.22 million metric tons of the country’s total banana production. Moreover, Saba variety shared 29.0 percent while Lakatan and Other varieties shared more than 9.0 percent each.