Davao's Malagos Garden Resort: Your Go-To Place for Mini Pumpkins this Day of the Dead
Ida Damo | Oct 29, 2015
Halloween may not be a Filipino tradition but it has gained popularity along with the costumes, jack-o-lanterns, and trick or treating among Filipinos.
Halloween came from the words All Hallows Eve or All Saints Eve and is observed on the night of October 31. For Filipinos, it is the time to go to the cemeteries to pay respect to our loved ones— we call it Undas.
Through the years, Filipinos have adapted these Western traditions by holding Halloween costume parties where kids get to trick or treat.
One popular fruit during this season is the pumpkin which is carved to become the jack-o-lantern. Here in the Philippines, squash is abundant than pumpkins, but both belong to one genus.
In Davao City, miniature pumpkins and gourds are produced by the Malagos Garden Resort.
A kilo of mixed decorative gourds is sold for PhP 150 per kilo and the regular-sized pumpkins at PhP 100 per kilo.