The Sarawak Gold 1 (SG1) pineapple is about to have nice potential and is usually a game-changer within the nation’s pineapple business, mentioned the Malaysian Pineapple Trade Board.
Its chairman, Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali mentioned the SG1 variant was imported from Taiwan to Miri, Sarawak, in December final 12 months, and was formally registered by the Agriculture Ministry.
He mentioned the preliminary interval for SG1 pineapple timber to be planted till harvesting solely took about 9 months, primarily based on trial-planting leads to Miri.
“This case proves that the turnover fee of SG1 pineapple vegetation (recovering fee) is quicker than different pineapples. For instance, MD2 pineapple wants between 14 and 16 months whereas Moris pineapple wants 12 months.
“This reveals that SG1 pineapple is ready to pace up and improve the earnings of pineapple farmers who beforehand needed to await the harvesting interval from as soon as each two years to as soon as yearly.”
Sheikh Umar, nonetheless, mentioned some intensive research nonetheless should be accomplished particularly in LPNM’s plan to usher in SG1 to Peninsular Malaysia because the variant is grown on sandy soil in Miri in contrast with the same old pineapples grown in peat and mineral soil in Peninsular Malaysia.
He mentioned its golden orange color and candy and juicy style are tempting sufficient to eat recent or processed into juice, plus the crunchy pulp will be chewed and swallowed right away as a result of there isn’t a residual fibre or pulp.
“The power of SG1 pineapple within the manufacturing of assorted downstream merchandise should even be explored additional. That is necessary to additional develop the SG1 pineapple worth chain,” he mentioned.