Dragon Fruit (aka Pitaya)

Dragon Fruit (red variety)

Dragon Fruit (aka Pitaya)

Hylocereus Undatus – White variety
Hylocereus Polyrhizus- Red variety

The generic name for Dragon Fruit is “Pitaya” as it is known in North America. Dragon Fruit is relatively new to Malaysia. It originated from Central America and it was brought into Vietnam by the US Army during the Vietnam War. Since then, it has been cultivated commercially in large scale farms in Vietnam.

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A mangosteen.

Mangosteen, the Queen of fruits

Garcinia mangostana L.
One of the most famous tropical fruits. The mangosteen is a Southeast Asian native and bears fruit at the same time as durian. The thick but soft woody shell encloses several segments of the most exquisite juicy white flash, sweet yet slightly acidic.
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Durian – Raja Kunyit

The king of fruits, destined for the enjoyment of durian lovers.

The king of fruits, destined for the enjoyment of durian lovers.

Durio zibethinus Murr
The durian is native to Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaysia, durian plantations are found mostly in Johor, Perak and Penang.

Harvesting Period
The Raja Kunyit variety has 2 fruiting seasons, generally available during June/July  and December/January periods.

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Gan’s Orchard

Variety of fruits

Variety of fruits

Welcome to Malaysian Fruits blog. The intention of this blog is to showcase some of the local fruits from our orchard. The fruits planted at our orchard are: durian, rambutan, mangosteen, seedless guava, mango, dragon fruit, soursop, etc. Most, if not all of the fruits are seasonal and their commercial values differ according to the time of harvest, seasonal demand and freshness of fruits.

We will discuss each of the fruits periodically and share some of the requirements to successfully cultivate the plants. Feel free to add your views if applicable or send us an email if you would like to find out more about our fruits. If you would like to visit our orchard, do email or call us in advance.

You can contact us at malaysianfruits@gmail.com. Our orchard is located in Tangkak, Johor and it is reachable by cars or 4-wheel drive vehicles. It’s about 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur and about 3 hours drive from Singapore.