Jun 07, 2010
You don't find many kuini (mangifera odorata) in the market. Part of the reason is that the tree is not very productive as far as commercial farmers are concerned. For the same amount of fertiliser, pesticides and labour, the production is significantly less for the kuini tree as compared to other commercial hybrid mangoes.
Kuini trees in a row
Pak Din plucking the fruits
Another reason is that the weevils love kuini and losses can be high, unless one really go the 'overkill' path and spray pesticides copiously.
At DQ Farm we use nature to help us. And nature works 24/7 without rest.
Vicious red ants swarming entire trees from root to fruit, keeping the fruits free from weevils and other insects.
Red ants swarming a fallen fruit protecting it from insects:
buah macang buah kuini
masak sebiji dalam daun
mengapa begini hatiku ini
habis bulan berganti tahun
the kuini the machang
fold one in leaves to ripen
this heart of mine, oh what's hidden
a year passes with each fading month