Sunday, June 3, 2018

matoa -

Matoa (Pometia pinnata) is a typical Papuan fruit plant, classified as a large tree with an average height of 18 meters with a maximum diameter of 100 cm. Generally fruitful once a year.

Flowering in July to October and fruitful 3 or 4 months later. The distribution of matoa fruit in Papua is almost found in all lowland areas up to an altitude of ± 1200 m asl.

Grows well in areas where soil conditions are dry (not inundated) with thick soil layers. The climate required for good growth is climate with high rainfall (> 1200 mm / year). Matoa is also present in some areas in Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua New Guinea. Matoa fruit has a sweet taste.

In Papua is known 2 types of matoa, namely Matoa Kelapa and Matoa Papeda. The distinguishing feature of both is found in the texture of the fruit, Matoa Kelapa is characterized by a chewy flesh like rambutan aceh, fruit diameter 2,2-2,9 cm and seed diameter 1,25-1,40 cm.

While Matoa Papeda is characterized by the flesh that is rather soft and sticky with a fruit diamater 1.4-2.0 cm. This plant is easy to adapt to both hot and cold conditions. This tree is also resistant to insects, which generally damage the fruit