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Carrot Production Guide

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Carrot (Daucus carota L.) originated from Central Asia with Afghanistan as the primary center of origin.  It is one of the most important vegetables commonly grow in the Philippine highlands.  The production areas are in Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Cebu, Davao del Sur, Negros Oriental, and Bukidnon.  In 2006, the volume of production was 35,694 tons (t) from a total of 3,486 hectares (ha) nationwide.  Benguet was the largest producer followed by Cebu (Bureau of Agricultural Statistics [BAS], 2006).

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