Visits to Ambon – Seeing “Kenari” and “Parang” Coconut at BBP2TP Ambon Office

High diversity of coconut are present in Eastern part of Indonesia, especially at Moluccas and North Moluccas. During my visit to BBP2TP Ambon, I come across with two unique coconut lines. They are: (1) “Kenari” coconut and “Parang” coconut.

The “Kenari” coconut is special since the endosperm of this typical coconut is crunchy like the “Kenari” nut. The fruit of this coconut type is the same size as any typical Dwarf coconut type. The tree also similar to this coconut type. Local people said that they use this coconut type in cookie making and not for coconut oil production.

The “Parang” coconut has unique fruit shape. It shape is similar to the shape of “Parang” which is a traditional type of dagger or knife. The endosperm of this coconut is said to be quite thick and it’s quite similar to “Kenari” coconut (crunchy endosperm).

Here are a few snapshots (slides) of the “Kenari” and “Parang” coconut I found during my travel to BBP2TP Ambon, Moluccas:

About PMB Lab: Prof. Sudarsono

This blog is dedicated as a communication media among alumni associated with PMB Lab, Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture, Fac. of Agriculture, IPB, Bogor – Indonesia. It contains various information related to alumni activities, PMB Lab’s on going activities and other related matters.
This entry was posted in News from PMB Lab, Serbaneka Info, Travels and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s