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The Star 23 july 2006
'Cempedak King’ Fong tells of jibes 20 years ago
BY SYLVIA LOOI SEEDLESS!
TAPAH: Nearly two decades ago when he wanted to go into large-scale planting of the cempedak, his friends told him it would be a foolhardy venture.
Today, they call Fong Kwai Keong, 49, the King of Cempedak.
“My friends advised me against planting cempedak trees as they had failed in their efforts.
But I wanted to prove them wrong and decided to go on,” he said at his 6.5ha orchard in Chenderiang, about 12km from here, yesterday. He is one of Perak’s biggest exporters of the fruit, which is more succulent and less fibrous than nangka, another jackfruit variant.
He has been cultivating cempedak (Artocarpus champeden) trees for 18 years, with varieties like a seedless cempedak, a durian-fragrant cempedak, and the luscious “Perak champion”.
Fong has more than 600 trees at his orchard and most of his fruits are exported to Singapore. “The fruit is in great demand there,” he said.
Asked why he chose cempedak over other more lucrative fruits or crops, he said: “The cempedak tree bears fruits all year round. Besides, there are not many people planting cempedak trees.”
Before his cempedak venture, Fong was planting oil palms and durian trees.
EMMM.. sedapnya...one day i hope to be able to have a land with fruit trees and harvest it and sell.. export...