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Grapes, A Thriving Industry in the PHL

La Union

Renzelle Ann Palma
Renzelle Ann Palma | Aug 23, 2013

The province of Bauang, La Union is considered as the birthplace of the Philippine Grape Industry. It was not unusual in the 80’s or 90’s to see locally grown grapes being sold in this part of the Ilocos region. Mostly, these grapes were farmed by Lomboy Farms, a thriving grape industry in the north.

Because of our warm and dry climate, the Philippine soil is ideal for grape production. The ideal grape vine locations are in the western part of Luzon, Palawan, Mindoro, Panay and Negros Occidental. Harvest season of grapes in the country is in the months of August, December and April. Sadly, grape production slowed down when the government allowed importation of grapes from other countries.

With the continuing efforts of Lomboy Farms, they make it their mission to spread awareness of the grape industry in the country which can help farmers, locals and even tourism. They have been awarded as one of the Top 50 Agri- Entrepreneurs in the Philippines and continue to serve the Filipinos and their prized farmers.

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