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Topic: LONKONG LANZONES Planting Material 4 SALE

LONGKONG LANZONES Planting material available for sale.

Place: Agribenta Nursery (c/o Tj)  Baliuag Bulacan
Contact no: 09217429385 (smart)
                 : 09228384651 (sun)
Email         : tj@agriculture.ph, michaeltomjim@yahoo.com

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Planting Technique
Properly spaced (6m. x 6m.) planted Lanzones
1. Set the plants in the field, in polybags or balled from nursery rows. Prune the leaves to reduce transpiration.
2. Plant at the onset of rainy season or when irrigation water is available.
3. Cover the bases of seedlings with topsoil mixed with compost and pack gently for better anchorage.

Shading

Provide the newly planted seedlings in the open field with banana leaves of coconut fronds to protect them from sunlight, or plant madre de cacao and ipil-ipil between lanzones trees. Prune shade trees regularly as this will cause the lanzones trees to grow lanky and tall. Under coconut, it is not necessary to provide additional shade since the trees grow satisfactorily in partial shade.

Fertilization

During the first year, apply about 400g ammonium sulfate per tree, apply in 2 installments, one month after planting and before the end of the rainy season. As the plants grow bigger, correspondingly increase the amount of fertilizer to be applied each year. At fruiting stage, trees need additional phosphorous and potassium. Apply one kg of complete fertilizer per tree during the first year of fruiting. Increase the amount every year as the tree grows older and bigger and as the fruit yield increases. At the peak of fruiting, an annual application of at least 2 kg complete fertilizer per tree may be required.

Irrigation
Water the newly planted seedlings regularly, and provide irrigation to the bearing trees to induce flowering. Irrigation, however, induces flowering only when preceded by a 6-8 weeks water shortage. Sustained water supply is necessary in an orchard, otherwise the flowers and fruits will not develop well. Provide it will an adequate water during summer months.

Pruning
Train the young plants to increase a spreading growth habit of the trees. Cut the top about ~ meter from the ground. This practice forces the growth of lateral branches to come out below the cut. Allow only 2 to 3 well spaced branches to develop and remove the rest. Spreading branches tend to have more bearing surfaces, facilitate harvesting of fruits and control bark borers. Remove also the watersprouts, infested and dead branches and those with clinging parasitic plants. Since lanzones has a cauliflorous fruiting habit (borne on trunk and large branches), it is advisable to remove small, unproductive branches in the interior of the tree.

Intercropping and Covercropping

Lanzones is a good intercrop under coconut in the Philippines. Ring weed and cultivate in the area at least twice a year during the early life of the plant. In an open area, short-season crops can be grown between rows of lanzones to give additional income. When it is not economical anymore, covercrops are used such as colopogonium, and Tropical Kudzu. When irrigation facilities are not available in the orchard, employ mulching around the tree to conserve moisture and to add to the organic matter when decomposed.

Pest Management

1. Insect Pests

a) Bark borers – brushing off or scraping the loose dried barks to expose the larvae and kill them. Spraying with BHC (20% E.C.) at 19 cc per gallon of water 6 times at 2 weeks intervals

b) Cerambycid beetles or twig borers, Leaf miners – spray with insecticides at twig borers at recommended dosage

c) Fruit bats, Wild cats – trapping and shooting

2. Diseases

Root rot – Digging up of dead trees and burning. Place must not be water-logged. Infected but alive trees can be treated with lime-sulfur preparations.

3. Weeds

4. Other Pests

Harvesting

Fruiting and harvesting season in Mindanao is from July to November. Off-season fruiting is from January to April. Lanzones has an alternate bearing habit. Harvest when the fruits are fully mature, have turned full straw yellow in color, usually in bunch. Fruits clipped-off in bunches with a pruning shear or knife by climbing the tree with the use of ladder. Pack the fruits in kaings or cartons lined with newspaper, dried leaves or foam.

Post Harvest

1. Handling

2. Storage

Lanzones is highly perishable. Under ordinary room conditions, fruits remain marketable for not more than 4 days. Fruits treated with 0.7% Benlate fungicide store best at 590oF and at 85-90% R.H. Fruits can be preserved by freezing. Seedless segments are placed in 70% syrups, frozen at 400oF and stored at 180oF and it can also be canned in syrup and juice may also be used as a beverage base or made into syrup and jelly.

www.agriventa.com / tj@agriventa.com
0922-838-4651 (sun) 0921-742-9385 (smart)