Salak Fruit

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About Salak Fruit
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About Salak Fruit(Euphoria longan Lour)

Salak fruit is a species of palm tree. It is a very short-stemmed palm, with leaves up to 6 metres (20 ft) long; each leaf has a 2-metre long petiole with spines up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long, and numerous leaflets. The fruits grow in clusters at the base of the palm, and are also known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin. The pulp is edible. The fruit can be peeled by pinching the tip, which should cause the skin to slough off so it can be pulled away.

The fruit inside consists of three lobes with the two larger ones, or even all three, containing a large inedible seed. The lobes resemble, and have the consistency of, large peeled garlic cloves. The taste is usually sweet and acidic, with a strong astringent edge. salak Fruit plants in kerala is now available in our farms..

Mature Width : 20-25 ft.

Spacing : 15 to 25 feet

Growth Rate : Moderate

Drought Tolerance : Good

Harvest Time : various

Fruit Color : Yellow

Year to Bear : 3 to 5 years

Chill Hours : 32F - 45F