|MYRNA MAGALONG AND DORIE S. BERNABE|
The R-5 Rambutan was the first prize winner in the Fruit Search in 1996 which was entered by Jaime Goyena, a UP Los Baños graduate.
The fruit is big and bright red when ripe. The flesh is very sweet, fine-textured and readily separates from the seed.
Myrna, a successful businesswoman, is planting the R-5 in her farm in Silang, Cavite. Dorie S. Bernabe, president of the Cactus & Succulent Society of the Philippines and a property owner in Pansol, Calamba City, is also planting some.
The two friends visited Teresa Orchard & Nursery in Teresa, Rizal last October 12. They are shown in photo with newly harvested R-5 Rambutan.