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Apple Farming: Can Apple Grow in the Philippines?

Apple Farming: Can Apple Grow in the Philippines?

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Benzone Sepe has proven that apple farming in the Philippines is possible. His farm now has over 300 apple trees. In 2014, Benzone Sepe planted three seeds in their backyard in Barangay Kapatagan, Digos, while eating an apple. Two plants died after a few months, while the only one that survived could not bear fruit. Benzone did not stop there as he conducted further research on apple farming. In an interview with ABS-CBN News, he said he pruned the plant, but it didn't end there. "I found out on the internet that the branch should be bent for sunlight exposure," he said. Benzone first noticed flowers on the apple tree in January 2018, and the following month, he discovered four pinkish and fist-sized apples hanging from it. He said it still has the same juiciness and crun...