Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dragon Fruit Farm @ Sepang

Sepang International Circruit, KLIA, Cyberjaya - silicon valley, Sepang Gold Coast (Bagan Lalang), Palm Oil plantation and also the Japanese Encephalitis outbreak in 1999 are all we know about this southern district of the Selangor state.

Nonetheless, there is a small town - Sungai Pelek which has a growing popularity for their Dragon Fruit Farms @ Kg. Baru.

The farms in Sepang grows the 'high-end' Costa Rica Pitaya (red-skinned with RED flesh) is the fruit of a cactus-like-tree.

The Pitaya cacti flower only blossoms around 7-12 am. Thus, the farmers will have to keep a close eye on their crops and 'fertilize' it with other pitaya plant during this time.

A typical Pitaya fruit only has approx. 50% edible parts. Therefore, half of the rm25/kg (for 3-4 huge fuits) I paid was for the skin !! The fruit is also converted to juice, ice-cream, jelly or even wine - which is very highly-recommended for its 'health-goodness'.

Guess what I discovered in one of the hottest spot in Malaysis?

the passion fruit
(and they even have grapes - sour ones)
How to get there?
Directions to Sungai Pelek & Google Map
Address: No. 71, Kampong Baru, Sepang.
Tel: 012-355 2776 / 016-693 2117 (Dragon Fruit Farm)/ 012-6611 322 (Mr. Lee)

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