Orange Farmers in Karo Regency Welcomes the Development of Seedless Citrus

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, September 01 2018 - 18:30 IWST

Mentan Amran Andi Sulaiman di panen jeruk
Mentan Amran Andi Sulaiman di panen jeruk

INDUSTRY.co.id - Citrus farmers in Karo Regency welcomed the development of seedless honey siam oranges assembled by the Agricultural Research and Development Agency (Balitbangtan). Even these seedless oranges are referred to as commodities that have been eagerly awaited by farmers.

This was stated by Sadra Sembiring, one of the farmers who was developing seedless honeycomb oranges in Kubu Colia Village, Dolat Rakyat District, Karo Regency, North Sumatra. According to Sadra, seedless oranges can satisfy people's interest in oranges.

This seedless honey siam is a commodity that we expected. "For oranges with seeds, the market is now good, especially without seeds like this, people are interested," Sadra said.

Sadra added, the development of seedless oranges could provide good opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs. Public interest in oranges is very high, with the presence of seeds without honey, hopefully the business opportunities here are also growing, he said.

At present the oranges that are developed in the Kubu Colia Village have entered the third connection stage or the final connection, and it takes about two years to get the results. The oranges that we have _top working_ are around a year old, so it takes about another year to produce fruit, Sadra said.

Previously, Biogen BB researcher Dr. Mia Kosmiatin mentioned the development of seedless honey orange (_seedless) was an attempt to improve the quality and amount of citrus oranges.

Mia also hopes that this orange will soon be registered, then multiplied and distributed so that it can increase farmers' income, the quality of the community's nutrition while reducing import figures.

News Comment

Today's Industry

The President Director of PT Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia Tbk (TRIM), Philmon Tanuri (left) delivered remarks at the kick off of Trimegah's collaboration with IA SBM-ITB in Jakarta on Wednesday (05/06/2024).

Jumat, 07 Juni 2024 - 19:43 WIB

Trimegah Sekuritas Supports Ikatan Alumni SBM-ITB to Realise Lifelong Learning Mission

In order to realise its mission of “Educate and create wealth for community through unique and professional investment experience”, PT Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia Tbk (TRIM) collaborates…

Wellington College Independent School Jakarta (WCIJ)

Senin, 29 April 2024 - 05:02 WIB

One of the UK’s Most Established Schools Chooses Jakarta for Their Latest Opening

Wellington College Independent School Jakarta (WCIJ) is thrilled to announce its grand opening in September 2024! As the first private UK school to open in Indonesia, WCIJ, a pioneering co-educational…

Photo: Aris Nurjani/VOI

Rabu, 28 Februari 2024 - 12:47 WIB

Carsurin and NBRI Strengthen Strategic Alliance to Propel Indonesia’s EV Industry

PT Carsurin Tbk ("Carsurin") and the National Battery Research Institute ("NBRI") are pleased to announce the signing of a pivotal Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA), marking a significant advancement…

Beras (Foto/Rizki Meirino)

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:43 WIB

Gov’t to Continue Disbursing Rice Assistance

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ensured that the Government will continue rolling out the rice assistance program for low-income families. The President made the statement when handing…

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:23 WIB

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Chairman of PT Jababeka Tbk (KIJA), Setyono Djuandi Darmono met the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpora RI) Dito Ariotedjo at the Kemenpora RI Office, Senayan,…