6-ton 'Bounty Basket' is Philippines' biggest-A A +A
Saturday, August 4, 2012
THE Bounty Basket, a huge basket that highlighted the opening of 27th Kadayawan festival, weighed more than six tons of mixed native agricultural products, a city official said on Friday.
Leonardo Avila III, City Agriculturist Office (CAO) officer-in-charge, during the opening of the 27th Kadayawan sa Dabaw, said the Bounty Basket is said to be the biggest in the country so far, which needed three trucks and six multicabs of fruits and vegetables.
Comprising the fruits inside the gigantic basket were five varieties of coconut, six varieties of bananas, three varieties of "rambutan," two varieties of avocado, three varieties of pineapples, two varieties of "santol", mangosteen, mangoes and jackfruits.
He said some vegetables are also included in the basket such as squash and eggplants. He added that the basket would cost around P50,000.
The Bounty Basket measures six feet in height and sixteen feet in diameter.
The unveiling of Bounty Basket symbolized Davao City's rich harvest.
The fruits were distributed by City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and indigenous people leaders to the visitors who were present during the opening of Kadayawan on Friday.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 05, 2012.