That afternoon the sun seemed to burn the top of the head. The air was hot and the sweat were streaming down on the body. However, the view in a garden in Joglo area, West Jakarta, seemed to steam all the tiredness. There, eugenia aquea fruit in container were in rows bearing fruits spoiling those who saw it.
Time showed 6 o'clock in that house which looks like a palace. With the coming of the sunrise, Widartono started his activity. Alone he went to his front and side yard to take care of his 30 Eugenia aqueas. Once at a time his hand cast out useless water sprout and branches. He held and plucked some of the ripe fruits. That is the morning daily routine of the owner of PT Gunung Jati in his Eugenia aquea garden.
'Hmm, it smells good. Sweet and sticky in the tongue,’ said Drs H Saleh Muljono MM, the Regent of Magetan. The memory of tasting Durian Tawing 7 years ago are still on his mind. Unnoticedly, 2 segments were gone being eaten up.
In July 2009, an orchard owned by Asroful Uswatun, Jember, was full of visitors. It was the first yellow dragon fruit Selenicereus megalanthus harvest time in the orchard situated at the altitude of 17 m above sea level (asl). There were 150 plants of 2 years old fixed on 50 poles. On each pole there are 70 - 140 ripe fruits. Every week, 5 - 10 quintal of fruit can be harvested from that population. It weighs averagely 140 g each.
In a small village at the far east of Indonesia. Five kids squatted down while plucking some of hundreds syzygium fruits hanging on a tree stem one by one. The syzygium fruits were gathered to be made fruit salad with pungent soy sauce dressing. Nobody ever thought that after 55 years had passed, one of those kids realized the fruit he savored in Merauke, Papua, has not been identifiable in the world's fruit taxonomy.
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