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Indonesia’s Tropical Fruits You Should Try

Indonesia's Tropical Fruits

Indonesia is famous for its exotic natural beauty, such as mountains, oceans, beaches, lakes that are so wonderful. Not only that, while you visit Indonesia, you could also enjoy other things, namely Indonesia’s tropical fruits. Yes, this State is also rich in tropical fruits and you can taste it throughout the year. Among other Durians, Mangosteen, Dragon Fruits, and many others.

Besides, during holidays, you must also keep your health and balanced nutritional intake. Therefore, visiting village ecotourism to taste Indonesia’s tropical fruits could be put into your holiday agenda. So, check further some of Indonesia’s tropical fruits that we choose for you:

Indonesia’s Tropical Fruits at Village Ecotourism

You could buy those fruits from traditional markets as well as malls in most regions in Indonesia. Also, it will be good if you could try to gain some information about an event or fruit festival is being held in a city that you are visited. However, the best experience is by visiting the village ecotourism where you could enjoy live-in harvesting fruits and meet farmers.

DURIAN | Indonesia’s Tropical Fruits

We choose durian as first Indonesia’s tropical fruits that we shall discuss in this article. Durian got the title as the King of Fruits because of its rich taste, and even tigers love it. However, not everyone can fall in love with it due to its aroma and distinctive taste.

Moreover, Indonesia has the most types of durian in the world. One of them is Durian Ajimah, originating from Bogor in West Java Province. It has characteristics of large and sparse thorns, grayish-green, light yellow color with a fibrous texture. Ajimah is also called Soekarno Durian because our State Founder, Mr. Soekarno liked it so much. Meanwhile, Durian Mimang is the second winner of the Southeast Asia Durian Contest, which has a sweet and soft taste. There is also Durian Petruk, with a strong aroma originating from Jepara in Central Java Province. It has smooth and thick flesh with small seeds. On the other hand, Durian Lay is a superior variety from Kalimantan and Sumatra Islands.

Durian Village Ecotourism

For durian lovers, there are some destinations that you could visit. The most viral and legendary is Ucok Durian Medan in North Sumatra Province. Do not miss to visit Ucok Durian when you visit Medan City. Also, there is also Durian Forest Village at Bandar Lampung City, Wan Abdul Rahman Forest Park.  Or when you visit Bogor City, you could go to Warso Farm. Not only durian, but the Farm also has many other tropical fruit collections.

In Java Island, you could visit Songgon Durian Village at Banyuwangi. Uniquely, the village has a variety of red or rainbow durian that is red, orange and yellow. Moreover, while visiting Bromo, you could also taste durian at Bhakti Alam Farm at Nongkojajar Village, Pasuruan District, in East Java Island. While in Bali Island, you could enjoy durian at Rama Shinta Farm at Buleleng District, Bali.

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MANGOSTEEN | Indonesia’s Tropical Fruits

Second, Indonesia’s tropical fruit is Mangosteen. Mangosteen or the Queen of Fruits is a native tropical fruit of Indonesia, first discovered by Captain Cook in the Jakarta area in 1770. Mangosteen is now also found in many other Asian regions such as Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and others. Some regions that also cultivate it is America, Australia, Hawaii, India, and others. Its seeds, skins as well as fruits have high nutrition for our health.

Mangosteen Village Tourism

Bali Mangosteen could be the best choice, one of the best is Tabanan Mangosteen. You should visit Petang Tourism Village in Badung District, Bali, to enjoy it. Besides Bali, Banyuwangi could be the best option to enjoy Mangosteen. Mangosteen from Banyuwangi is popular for smoother skin with less sap.

 

Indonesia's Tropical Fruits | YOEXPLORE

             Mangosteen at Ubud Market Bali | YOEXPLORE

DRAGON FRUITS | Indonesia’s Tropical Fruits

The third of Indonesia’s tropical fruits that we choose in this article is Dragon Fruits. It was first discovered in Mexico, Central America, which is similar to a forest cactus. The name dragon comes from the Ancient Chinese Communities because of its red color, which is believed to bring blessings. However, this fruit has four varieties, namely Red Dragon, Yellow Dragon, White Dragon, and Black Dragon. Generally, many on the market are red and white dragon fruits.

Dragon fruits have been in Indonesia since 1977, as imported from Thailand. Only in 2000, Indonesia began to cultivate it.

Dragon Fruit Village Tourism

You could visit Sambirejo Village in Banyuwangi District, which is called Dragon Fruit Village. In Malang City, there is also Keboen Naga 0r Dragon Fruit Park at Bululwang District. And Yogyakarta also has Dragon Fruit Village Tour at Gadingsari Village, Bantul. Moreover, the closest to Jakarta, you could visit Warso Farm or Mekarsari Fruit Garden.

MARKISA | Indonesia’s Tropical Fruits

Markisa is a fourth of Indonesia’s tropical fruits that we choose. The best regions which produce  Markisa is South Sulawesi and North Sumatra. In Makassar City, Sout Sulawesi, you could visit Malino Tourist Area where you could experience harvesting markisa. While in Sumatra Island, you could visit Berastagi, one of the best agro-tourism destination in Indonesia. Berastagi is a favorite destination due to its cool and fresh temperature with mountainous nuances. Markisa itself has been processed as syrup, jam, dodol, ice, and juice.

SALAK (SNAKE FRUIT)

Salak or Snake Fruit is one of the native tropical fruits of Indonesia, Malaysia, or Thailand. Salak flourishes on Sumatra and Java Islands. However, currently, it spread throughout most of  Indonesia.

Salak Village Tourism

If you are in Jakarta, you could visit Condet area in Kramatjadi, East Jakarta, the one and only salak fruits conservation left among high concrete buildings in Great Jakarta. Managed by the Provincial Government of Great Jakarta, it has more than 3,000 trees that produce salak fruits productively every year.  YoExplore organizes Jakarta City Tour every week, whether for private as well as open trip. So, if you are interested in exploring Condet, you may contact YoExplore. Besides Jakarta, Yogyakarta also has its variety, called Salak Pondoh. You may visit Agro-tourism Bangunkerto in Sleman, Yogyakarta. In 1989, the local government developed it. A local guide shall accompany you during your visit to Bangunkerto, and you could try to harvest the fruit and taste it.

 

 

 

 

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Rosa Hutagaol

Rosa Hutagaol

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