Planning to Retire Soon!

If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tropical Fruits in the Gardens of Chateau Du Mer


Fruit Stand in the Philippines-This fruit tianggi (stand) reminds me of my orchard in Marinduque specifically at our retirement property, we named Chateau Du Mer.

The soil and climate of Marinduque, Philippines is excellent for growing tropical and exotic fruits. Among the fruits in my orchard are mangoes( 3 varieties), bananas( four varieties), papayas( four varieties), guayabano( sour sop), atis(sugar-apple), rambutan, lanzones, duhats(wild prunes), jack fruit(langka), star apples, balimbing( star fruit), cashews, guavas, chico(manilkara sapota or sapodilla), santol(wild mangosteen), pomelo(lucban) and calamansi( chinese orange). I tried growing Durian, but typhoon Reming killed my two young trees about 4 years ago. I have a wild duhat tree that did not also survive from the typhoons that passed the island on a yearly basis.


1. Mango Fruit starts to ripen on the tree



2. Lanzones Fruits


3. Papaya Tree loaded with ripe and green Fruits



4. Green Mangoes almost touching the Ground



5. Young Guava Fruits


6. Avocados Galore

Atis Fruit

Santol Fruits

Young jackfruit in my backyard in Amoingon, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Inside the star apple fruit

Cashew fruit in the Tree

Chico Fruit in the Tree

I have 2 pomelo trees in my backyard

I have four calamansi( calamondin) trees in my orchard

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