Pani­gang pep­per also grows well in hilly ar­eas

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DID YOU KNOW that there is a chilli pep­per va­ri­ety that grows very well in high­land or hilly ar­eas? The va­ri­ety is the Pani­gang Best F1 hy­brid pep­per fea­tured dur­ing a re­cent visit to the farm of Mario Lu­gada in Barangay No­valiches, Liliw town in La­guna.

No­tice­ably, the plants of Lu­gada are much taller than those planted in the low­lands, but the pro­duc­tiv­ity of the va­ri­ety re­mained the same. Roughly de­fined, “high­lands” are syn­ony­mous with moun­tains, while “low­lands” are those ar­eas beyond and be­neath the moun­tains that are in­flu­enced by downs­lope phys­i­cal pro­cesses. ADAPT­ABIL­ITY. Usu­ally, the said chilli pep­per va­ri­ety, which is dis­trib­uted in the coun­try by Al­lied Botanical Cor­po­ra­tion (ABC), grows to about two to three feet tall in the low­lands, but the plants of Lu­gada be­came rel­a­tively higher due to the Pani­gang Best F1 hy­brid pep­per’s adapt­abil­ity to higher grounds. The plant grows to its tar­geted height to get an am­ple sup­ply of sun­light for its growth.

The va­ri­ety is slightly pun­gent, and its glossy im­ma­ture fruits are ideal for cook­ing “sini­gang.” The Pani­gang Best F1 hy­brid pep­per has very good ship­ping qual­ity and is very pro­lific. PROPER NOUR­ISH­MENT. These plants need proper nour­ish­ment to grow well and be­come pro­lific. This is why Lu­gada uses Agro­cote con­trolled re­lease fer­til­izer.

Peters STEM makes the leaves of the Pani­gang Best F1 hy­brid pep­per va­ri­ety darker even with their higher al­ti­tude. The va­ri­ety gives Mario Lu­gada a higher yield.

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