This papaya is in a farm in Thailand, but the seeds were from China. Low lying fruits and vegetables are not only easy to harvest, but are also less prone to fall down during storms or strong wind.The farm should be enclosed with fence though, as thieves will be tempted to pick these fruits anytime.
Below are other crops from Doc Samran's facebook wall. Or from his friends' photos in facebook.
|Another variety of papaya.|
|Efficient corporate farming. Notice the absence of weeds and the drip irrigation technology.|
|Giant jackfruit or "langka", should be between 15-20 kilos.|
|Wonderful edible mushrooms|
|Big rounded eggplant or "talong"|
|Wonderful, plentiful chili.|
|Cucumber or "pipino"|
|Wow! Lots of jackfruits.|
|Tomatoes, lots of them.|
|Giant bamboo shoots. "Thailand bamboo".|
With crops like these and the modern science behind them, increasing food production for the rising population of the world should not be a big problem.
Meanwhile, agriculturists and agri-businessmen may be interested to attend this conference in Thailand.
See also Meeting Dr. Samran Sombatpanit of WASWC, June 17, 2008