沒有榴蓮飄香的熱帶水果季節 Tropical Fruits Season Without Durian

最近一直接到電話、電郵或短訊詢問草根是否有辦榴蓮大吃會,很欣慰草根至少還有點市場,但無奈的是今年草根榴蓮歉收,開花的榴蓮樹只佔5%,結果的榴蓮樹大約只有1%,這數目真是慘不忍睹。那1%結成果的榴蓮還得捐一些給猴子和松鼠,還有一些被大風雨跨到,剩下的榴蓮都不夠自己吃。除此之外,紅毛丹、山竹、尖霹靂和冷剎都沒見到花的踪影。因此,草根遺憾地宣布今年沒有辦榴蓮大吃會,非常抱歉讓大家失望了。

今年榴蓮歉收,有好幾個說法,但都離不開氣候的變遷,有人說北風吹得不夠勁,風不干土壤內的水;有人說開花季節時雨水過多。熱帶水果多數是受熱後開花結果的,果王也有承傳著這樣的習性,而且它是需要非常熱及乾燥的情況下,才能促進它的開花。植物也有傳宗接代的基因遺傳,一旦他們覺得生命受威脅,就會開花結果來承傳下一代,非常熱及缺水的狀況應該足以讓榴蓮覺得生命受威脅,可能今年這兩個條件都沒有,所以開花率低。

今年的榴蓮季節,班台亞齊Pantai Acheh、雙溪檳榔Sg.Pinang、Pondok Upeh屬於歉收區;美湖Gertak Sanggul、公巴Teluk Kumbar、黑橋頂Titi Serong則有比較多的榴蓮;無論如何都不夠供應市場,所以榴蓮饕吃者必定得在今年吃上貴榴蓮。

小小提醒,購買榴蓮時,請精明的選購,在供不應求的市場下,難免會有渾水摸魚之徒,以外玻榴蓮充當浮羅榴蓮來賣,乘勢賺上一筆。消費者如果有跟果農建立關係,就可以直接跟農夫購買,雙方都得益之下,消費人又可以安心地品嚐道地的榴蓮。

Recently i receive some calls, sms, email that require for the durian buffet, but sadly to say that this year we cant afford to organise durian buffet as the production is very low. It is very pity to say that just 1% out of 200 durian trees that bare fruits, even Rambutan, Mangosten, Cempedak and Langsat aslo i cant find any of them flowering and fruiting.

This weird season some said is cause by the too much rain pour, while the others said is because the wind blow when flowering period is not enough to dry up the water underneath the soil, but even experienced farmers cant explain exactly the cause . Whatever the said it is, the reason cannot run out of the change of the weather.

This season is not a very happy season for a lots of durian farmers. Pantai Acheh, Sg. Pianag, Pondok Upeh is the area that can consider of extremely low production, while Gertak Sanggul, Teluk Kumbar and Titi Serong is the area that have much more better production.  However, the total production i think still cannot cope with the demand from the market, so consumer might have to buy expensive Durian this year. Also, please beware of the fake Balik Pulau durian and wish you Happy Tropical Fruits Season.

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  1. My parents always say that this year is a bad year since it’s the leap year in lunar calendar, fruit trees won’t bear fruit, animal dies, everything is bad.

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