Dragon Fruit from Tambong Balagbag

Edilberto Rodil Silan started the Dragon Fruit business six years ago, he started by trying out the trimmings of the plant from the 5 hectare farm in Tambo Balagbag of a Chinese Businessman, Mr. Alex Liton who first brought Dragon Fruit with imported planting materials from Taiwan.

Mr. Silan together with former Governor Juanito Remulla, experimented on how to grow the Dragon Fruit themselves since they have no idea yet if the exotic fruit can manage their local planting resources. The two must have green thumbs as they have grown the fruits successfully in the Cavite Uplands.

People’s familiarity with the Dragon Fruit.

Since the fruit is not common in the Philippines, locals were not patronizing it. Many years ago, farmers tried introducing Dragon Fruit in wet markets selling it for a humble price of almost as low as P20 per kilo on visually morphed or slightly damaged ones. It was only the foreigners especially the Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese who avidly bought the produce. Mr. Silan added that the first Cavite city/town that accepted the Dragon Fruit in the market was Tagaytay City probably because its growing 1st class population, including tourists.


7 Responses to “Dragon Fruit from Tambong Balagbag”

  1. 1 DHAN
    April 23, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Sir im an OFW , im planning to plant dragon fruit in a medium scale, but i dont know how, and if the market is ok. please help me sir.

    thankyou very much and more power.


  2. 2 shirley silan
    November 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Good day you can contact eddie silan at cp nos. 0917 804 80 88 and 0916 541 08 93..

  3. 3 Sarah jane francisco
    December 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Gud day po ask ko lang po if pwede po kami mgvisit po jan sa dragon fruit farm jan po sa indang cavite pwede po malaman po un exact address. ASAP.Salamat po God Bless:)


  4. January 10, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Thankyou Maam Shirley.

  5. 5 kim reaso
    March 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Good evening po ask ko lang po if pwede po kmi magvisit po sa dragon fruit farm dyan po sa indang cavite pwede po b malaman ang exact address.Maraming salamat po

  6. 6 Bryan Gruba
    December 15, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    hi mam shirley. gagawa po kmi ng research about your farm. academic research. is there a way na we can make contact with you or one of your staffs?

  7. 7 bryan
    December 18, 2015 at 11:07 am

    hello mam we would like to conduct an academic research about your farm. is there a way to make contact to you ? or any of your staffs

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