Mangosteen and Dragon Fruit Agro Tourism Banyuwangi

Banyuwangi is the biggest city of mangosteen fruit producers in east java. Banyuwangi one of the important mangosteen production centers in Indonesia with more than 1,104 tons of fruit production per year from 25,014 trees dispersed over 500 ha. Most of the trees were raised from seed; about 15-20% are young trees less than 10 years old and the remaining trees are 30-50 years old. The local varieties planted have a nice skin color, reddish brown to deep purple, each fruit consists of 5-6 segments with a white, sweet flesh.


The local extension service formulated Standard Operating Procedures for better cultivation and communicated it to mangosteen growers in order to increase the quality and at the same time improve the efficiency of Supply Chain Management. The farmers are supplying mangosteen (Garnicia Mangostana) not only to big cities in Indonesia, but also to China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Middle East. Growers never use pesticide or apply fertilizer to their old trees so that the yields merely come from organic agricultural practices.This sweet fruit production is spread in seven sub-districts: kalipuro, songgon, sempu, glenmore, Licin, glagah, and giri. In 2013, the government had stated that mangosteen production up to 23 thousand tons. Dragon fruit production is also developing and flourish head to head with mangosteen. In these past years, dragon fruit had exceeding orange. Banyuwangi farmers cultivated red-fleshed dragon fruit, and the domestic supply is continuously increasing. Through agro-tourism development, tourists could interactively plant and harvest mangosteen and dragon fruits, including the information and knowledge about the benefits of such fruits to health.