Tlekung Experimental Garden that occupying around 12.96 Ha of land, situated at an altitude of 950 m above sea level having Brown Latosol type of soil and D type of climate with rainfall at 1,800 mm/year, are suitable for the growth of citrus and subtropical fruits. Currently, around 1,625 fruit trees are grown in this Experimental Garden and nearly 40% (4.5 Ha) from total wide of Tlekung Experimental Garden is grown citrus (2 Ha), lychee fruits, avocado, and miscellaneous plants (2 Ha), apple and peach/plum and grape (0.5 Ha). There is still adequate wide of land available for plant development either as research material or germplasm collection.
Commonly, this garden condition is well maintained because most of land is used as visitor plot and research on plant breeding. Visitor plot of citrus plant is focused on administering “water stress” condition and preparation of fertilizing either on chemical fertilizer or stable manure, while fertilizing will be administered when rain comes. Meanwhile, for research on plant breeding, in addition to effort of blossoming acceleration and top working on mature plant, replacement of pot on plant where flower succeeds to emerge after giving water stress treatment is also undertaken. Various citrus and subtropical plant collections found at Tlekung Experimental Garden are presented in the following list.
List of Citrus and Subtropical Fruits Collection at Tlekung Exp. Garden
|No.||Name of Fruit Plant||Amount of Trees||Amount of Varieties||Age of Plant
Citrus (visitor plot)
In effort of task and function development, an ideal condition desired is to make Tlekung into experimental and production garden that having fully citrus plant germplasm collection, properly arranged, optimally maintained, supported by adequate physical facilities, and as referral garden for the peasants.
In viewing that Tlekung experimental garden situated at Batu tourism zone, exactly beneath foot of Mount Panderman, development of scientific tourism within ICSFRI area will be focused on:
- Horticulture agro-tourism demonstrating pattern and method of horticulture cultivation with organic system, free from pesticide and fungicide, inorganic fertilizer for citrus and apple (mascot of Batu city), vegetables, and ornamental crops;
- Scientific tourism related to research activities and application, horticulture plant germplasm, and horticulture agro-clinic service;
- Natural tourism (panorama of Malang in the night and view of Mount Panderman;
- Sport tourism (Mount Panderman hiking, mountain bike, and horse recreation; and
- Food, beverage, vegetables and ornamental crops tourism as well as organic product sale of fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops, citrus and apple agro-industries.
It is expected that in 2016 this Tlekung Experimental Garden will have become the scientific tourism zone that will be one of the Technical Implementing Units within IAARD that enables to enhance receipt of non-tax state income. In order to realize this plan of developing scientific tourism zone, ICFSRI will undertake to set up the collaboration with any business partners who will participate for development sponsorship.
Head : Sumakri
Address : Jl. Raya Tlekung No.1 Junrejo – Batu (65301) Kotak Pos 22 Batu, Telp. 0341 (592683)
There is a visitor plot commercial citrus and hope As a show window subtropical germplasm such as oranges, apples, grapes, litchi, sub- tropical plant collection centers other.