Major Vegetables and Rootcrops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

Cabbage

  • For July-September 2017, cabbage production decreased by 5.0 percent, from 18.01 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of 2016 to 17.10 thousand metric tons this year. The drop in output could be traced to the following:
    • shifting to white/Irish potato, radish and cutflowers production (chrysanthemum and alstro) in Benguet and bell pepper in Mountain Province due to favorable price; and
    • decreased yield in Mountain Province due to clubroot disease caused by excessive rains.
  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continued to be the largest cabbage producer with 11.35 thousand metric tons representing 66.3 percent of the country’s total output. This was followed by Central Visayas with 12.4 percent and Northern Mindanao with 10.7 percent.