Katuk


KATUK (Sauropus androgynus) not only grow in Borneo. Farmers in Bogor of West Java, Indonesia cultivate this staple vegetable for years. I posted a picture of katuk cultivated in Ciampea last year. Last week, I found farmers plant katuk under guava tree in Nanggung, a subdistrict of Bogor.

Katuk under guava trees (photo by iip)

According to ECHO, Katuk is native to the lowland rain forest understory and prefers a hot, humid climate. Katuk can grow both in shade or full sun, and even tolerates occasional flooding and acidic soils. In ideal conditions, katuk can grow up to 1.5m per month.

5 responses to “Katuk

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  3. halo ip maap bgt bru sempet mampir nang blogmu, keren euy. gw udah sls fieldwork, skrg mau prepare balik ke perth je.
    eh kalo di bali jgn sembarangan bicara “katuk” lho ip bisa dibilang ga sopan hehehe
    mau tau kenapa????

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