Welcome to Chris Bech’s organic pili nut farm sustainable Investment
The Pili Nut Farm will be the largest producer of organic pili nuts in the world by 2016, also making it the largest supplier of organic pili nuts in the world, with over 200,000 pili trees planted to date, with the plans to have the number planted to 300,000 by the end of 2015.
Volcanic organic pili nuts are native to the Philippines and are considered a tropical to semi-tropical tree.
Almost all parts of the tree are useful commercially in by-products and native handicrafts ie. Jewelry, Furniture, construction lumber, hydroponic soil medium, charcoal briquettes, the list goes on.
The Pili Nuts “In a Nutshell”
Pili nuts come from the pili tree (Canarium ovatum). Native to the Philippines, the pili tree is a hardy rain-forest tree that bears a nut with a very hard, pointed shell.
They have a rich, buttery flavor, often said to be superior to that of almonds and macadamia nuts, however, few people know about the delicious melt in your mouth pili nut, never mind the health and beauty benefits behind it.
It is rapidly being classed as the number one nutritious nut in the world!
It thrives satisfactorily in marginal soil conditions, harsh tropical climates and in low as well as high elevation, and it is resistant to most agricultural pests.
Where do the pili nuts come from?
We have access roads leading up to the farm and now also around the orchards’ phases three, four, five and six.
A brand new irrigation system has also recently been installed to help watering the land and the trees.
Climatic and soil requirements to grow pili nut trees:
Pili thrives best in areas where rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, in sandy loam soil, rich in organic matter and in volcanic soils like here at Bech’s Organic Pili Nut Farm.
The tree is sometimes planted under coconuts where it has to compete for nutrition and water, but where, in general, they thrive. Soils where volcanic activity has taken place are favorable to the pili nut tree.
The secret to success with the pili nut trees at Bech’s Organic Pili Nut Farm, is in the organic volcanic soils in which the trees grow very well with the perfect climate.
All our trees are given natural organic feeds and supplements, and 60% of the water is from the rain, the rest is supplied via the irrigation system from creeks, waterfalls and rivers around the farms mountains and valleys all natural, non-polluted, pure spring water.