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Jakarta celebrates endemic 'duku condet' harvest

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 14, 2019   /   05:59 pm
Jakarta celebrates endemic 'duku condet' harvest Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan climbs a ladder to pluck “duku condet” (lanzones) in the Condet Fruit Reserve in Balekambang, East Jakarta, on March 14.. (tempo.co/Julnis Firmansyah)

Jakarta’s endemic duku condet (lanzones) trees finally bore fruit at the Condet Fruit Reserve in Balekambang, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, which was celebrated by locals and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.

Anies and several other city officials celebrated the harvest on a visit to the 3.3-hectare plot, which had been repurposed to preserve Jakarta’s endemic fruit -- duku condet and salak condet (dragon fruit) -- among others.

Alhamdulillah [thank God] we have just harvested duku condet. This is something unique in Jakarta, which is full of buildings,” Anies told reporters on Thursday.

He said his administration and local residents worked hard to preserve Jakarta’s endemic fruit such as duku and salak, which is currently only produced in small numbers, at the reserve.

Anies added that it also served as an agritourism site, which residents could visit, interact and learn about nature.

He asked the Jakarta Food Security, Marine and Agriculture Agency to protect Jakarta’s remaining farmlands.

The agency’s head, Darjamurni, said the land had been purchased by the administration in 2007 to preserve Jakarta’s endemic fruit.

He added that the Environment and Forestry Ministry had issued a certificate, which declared that salak condet was endemic to Jakarta and part of its heritage.

Duku condet is currently in the process of receiving certification from the ministry as well so that it too can be preserved,” Darjamurni said.