There are four main types of bananas grown widely in the Philippines: Lacatan, Latundan, Bungulan and the small Saba or Cardaba variety.
Is Philippines rich in banana?
The Philippines is one of the top five exporters of bananas, with some 2.85 million metric tonnes exported in 20178 . In 2018, the country produced some 9.36 million metric tons of bananas7 on 447,889 ha6 , with Cavendish cultivars accounting for about 52% of total banana production, Saba (27%) and Lakatan (10%).
How much is banana in Philippines?
|Fruits: Retail Prices of Agricultural Commodities|
|Banana Lakatan, ripe*||55.02||63.01|
|Banana Latundan, ripe*||37.73||41.99|
What is English of banana?
1 : an elongated usually tapering tropical fruit with soft pulpy flesh enclosed in a soft usually yellow rind a bunch of bananas slipped on a banana peel. 2 : any of several widely cultivated perennial often treelike herbs (genus Musa of the family Musaceae, the banana family) bearing bananas in compact pendent bunches.
Which is better Latundan or lakatan?
Among the banana varieties, the lakatan type (yellowish and tastier) has a higher vitamin content, compared to the latundan (white with thinner skin) and saba varieties (used for bananacue). Compared to apples, bananas have so much more vitamin A and vitamin C.
What month is banana season in Philippines?
The sweet fruit is available from September to December. Banana is considered the “most economically important fruit” in the country since it is one of the locally-produced fruits available throughout the year.