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'Barren' mango tree bears giant fruits

Published on: Sunday, June 08, 2014

AN employee of the Public Works Department (PWD) in Kota Baru, Kelantan, was astounded when a mango tree which he planted near his house in Kampung Jabi, near Jerteh, Besut, produced fruits weighing between 2.5kg to 3kg each.

The tree, which Ahmad Tajuddin Nordin, 50, planted four years ago, bears fruits for the first time this year, 15 in all, each measuring 30 to 35 centimetres long. Ahmad Tajuddin Nordin said his family had initially thought the tree was barren.

"It suddenly began flowering in April and then a few months later we started seeing the fruits, and never did I expect the fruits to be so large.

"We didn't use organic fertiliser, but watered the tree everyday and sometimes threw our leftover food there," he said when met.

Ahmad Tajuddin said he bought seedling at a Farmers' Market in Kuala Besut.

He said the family had plucked some of the fruits to eat and found that they did not taste as sweet as the normal mangoes found in the market. - Bernama