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Salak (Salacca edulis)
Salak for sale in Bali - Exotic Tropical Fruit Salak from Cape Tribulation Bunch of Salak at Cape Tribulation

A scaly, brown skinned fruit which grows in clusters at the base of the plant. The fruit is a creamy yellow colour and has a sweet acid taste rather like a pineapple, but is crisp and crunchy. Comes from central Bali.

Soil
Characteristics
Wide range of soil types provided drainage is good.
Climate Requirements Equatorial. High temperature and humidity required throughout the year. Frost tender and sun sensitive when young. High and continuous water requirement.

Culture

Young trees need protection from sun. Light feeding frequently. Suckers and old leaves must be removed when small as the spines make this task very painful when they are too big.
Harvesting Flowers develop from June onwards. Hand pollinate from male varieties onto bisexual varieties. (see note). Fruit take 6 months to mature. Pick bunch when the individual fruit are easily picked. Must not show green colour under the skin.
Length of time
until first crop
Four years.
Marketing Notes High acidity in immature fruit can damage sales. Shelf life of a week at 25 C. Robust fruit, difficult to bruise. Good potential for transport and storage.

 

Food Preparation

Generally eaten fresh but can be pickled or hot packed into syrup. Apple texture and pineapple sweetness gives
good possibilities in pies etc.

Further information

There is nothing on the web relating to this fruit that I could find. The references below are taken from our newsletter in which we describe the problem of getting the Salaks to set fruit.

Salak Fruit-Set Problem - June 1999 Newsletter

Observations of Salak Fruit Set - August 99 Newsletter

Tani Snack - an exciting new snack made from the Salak fruit SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE to the Salak Project, a joint-venture between the Study Program of the Agriculture Technology Department of Universitas Udayana and the Education for Community Enterprise and Development Project of Texas A&M University. This project has formed a cooperative of 101 salak farmes, and with the help of the University developed drying machines, and created a business plan for the organization. They also developed packaging and a marketing campaign for the product.

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Last updated December 19, 2013