Mga Prutas sa Pilipinas
Fruits in the Philippines
Photo of Baguio strawberries by Angie Pastor.
Do strawberries even grow in such a hot tropical country like the Philippines? Yes, in the high-altitude mountainous regions of the island of Luzon! The city of Baguio is particularly famous for strawberries and strawberry products, such as jam.
Photo by Toyang Noresa of peeled saba bananas
Sabá is a cooking variety of banana having the scientific name Musa saba. It has been called cardava, cardaba or kardaba in English and other languages. The Indonesians call it pisang kepok. The sabá is much fatter and starchier than the typical table banana.
The most common variety of mango in the Philippines is what Americans refer to as champagne mango. It’s been called Manila mango, Ataulfo mango (named after its Mexican grower) and Honey mango. Filipinos call it manggang kalabaw (carabao mango) while the Philippine government refers to it as ‘Manila Super Mango.’