One of our members from the Cordillera region proudly showed to us their soon to harvest Criollo Filipino Aromatico pods! At an average, the pods, from this rare cacao variety, yields 50 per tree. Happy to share that this golden tree is yielding 110 pods + is flowering + has cherels. Congratulations!!! #parasabayan #FilipinoAromatico™ #goldenbabies
Watch the Melenshow for your cacao planting tips as you join PDS Chief Executive Officer Mel Santos during a visit at Amarantine Farm in Alfonso, Cavite.
It was a good day despite the rains happening around the country.
PDS CEO Mr. Mel Santos flew out from Cebu together with Bohol’s “Cacao Amazona” Ms. Indai Le Cortes of Villa Cortes Criollo Farm.
They visited one of the booming cacao farms in Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija — Golden A Natures Farm.
Indai Le was commissioned to graft the remaining 7,000 rootstocks in order to spread the cacao varieties that demand premium prices for their unique taste and aroma in the Luzon area.
Mr. Mel Santos and Indai Le visited the farm together with the Municipal Agriculture Officer Mr. Ponciano Guillermo and other MAO – Peñaranda personnel.
For inquiries about Golden A Natures Farm’s cacao seedlings for sale, contact goldenAnaturesfarm@gmail.com or 09278771695 (Globe).
Join us at the Diamond Hotel, Roxas Blvd. Manila on June 19-30,2019 from 8:30AM onwards for the Philippine Culinary Heritage featuring Executive Christopher Carangian.
Executive Chef Carangian
*Graduated from Culinary Institute of America
*Founder of Razorchef PH
*Punong Heneral at Culinary Generals of the Philippines
*Food Historian at GMA7, Kapuso mo Jessica Soho, Pinas Sarap, and Ijuander
*Filipino Heritage Food Advocate
*Certified Coffee Sensory Judge for World Coffee Events
*Food Historian of Jose Rizal University
June 19, 2019 is the opening of the Filipino Food Festival where we will be selling and displaying heirloom cacao grafted seedlings, cacao tablea, cacao nibs, cacao tea, and coffee.Joining Plantacion de Sikwate are its members from Pangasinan, Bicol, Bohol, and Negros Occidental. We shall be at the booth everyday to cater to your queries as well.Such a Filipino celebration will not be complete without Elar’s Lechon, and naturally sweet Stevia sugar (one of the event’s bar hosts and exhibitors). To cap off the celebration, Chef Christopher shall prepare long-forgotten Filipino food and expplain the rituals that make the Philippines the land of gold (Ophir) with royal bloods known as MaharliCas.
Free registration so just drop in and be proud of our heritage through the eyes of Dr. Jose Rizal.
CACAO LEVEL UP SEMINAR
February 21, 2019 10AM-5PM
3/F TriNoma, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila
CEO, Plantacion de Sikwate
* Filipino Aromatico Heirloom Cacao
* Planting the Heirloom Cacao (nursery to field)
President/Owner – Opulento Agriventures
* Cacao Biological farming system
* Biological pest control inputs
* Crop vaccination technology
Chocolatier, CMV Txokolat
* Chocolate Bar making
* Pinoy Craft of Chocolate bars
Executive Chef CHRISTOPHER CARANGIAN
Food Historian, Jose Rizal University
* Philippine Food and our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal
SECURE A SEAT for P3,000 (Inclusive of meals and certificate)
To Reserve a Seat, SMS/call:
Mel Santos 09167170207
Mia Concepcion 09155130093
*** All payments are to be settled on or before February 18, 2019 via
Plantacion de Sikwate Cacao Producers Association, Inc.
Banco de Oro, J. Center Mandaue City Branch
Account No. 00419-032-4488
** Once you successfully have deposited your fee, take a photo of the deposit slip and send to PDSCACAO@gmail.com or inbox at PDSCACAO here at FB.
PDS training camp Atipuluan Bago Negros Occ. Update 4/09/17
Heirloom cacao mother plants establishment for future scion grove.
Thank God that we have established the water system months before summer started. Now, our golden babies have the sunshine as well as enough water to grow.
PDS President Chris Fadriga was with Manong Dolping, PDS interim Vice-President for Negros Occidental the other day. He recounts that part of ‘nong Dolping’s 2000 plus cacao seedlings planted about 3 years ago have started to produce pods and will start to harvest a few pods soon.
Planting materials came from seeds of old cacao trees just around the Barrio of Patag.
“We would like to see some Fino Aromatico trees from them.” Mr. Fadriga confidently said.
He also started to do side grafting some for the heirloom cacao giving the white beans.
Rain or shine, the Filipino Heirloom Cacao search continues.