Major Vegetables and Rootcrops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

Tomato

  • For July-September 2017 period, production of tomato at 27.22 thousand metric tons was 2.7 percent higher than the same quarter of 2016 at 26.50 thousand metric tons.
  • The growth in output was attributed to the additional plantings in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental as more farmers were encouraged to plant due to high demand from Visayas and Metro Manila markets. Area planted also increased in Misamis Oriental due to seed support from the Local Government Units (LGUs).
  • Northern Mindanao recorded the largest production at 19.30 thousand metric tons sharing 70.9 percent to the country’s total tomato output. The other major producing regions were SOCCSKSARGEN with 6.3 percent share and Central Visayas with 3.8 percent.