Major Vegetables and Rootcrops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

Native Onion

  • For July-September 2017, production of native onion was recorded at 17.40 metric tons, down by 9.9 percent from the same quarter of the previous year’s 19.31 metric tons.
  • The decline in output was attributed to lesser area planted in South Cotabato due to frequent rains during planting time.
  • Ilocos Region, the major producer with 9.35 metric tons contributed 53.7 percent to the total native onion production this quarter. This was followed by SOCCSKSARGEN with 28.6 percent share and Cagayan Valley with 14.0 percent.