The global mangosteen market is still receiving fruit from Thailand, which is experiencing an unusually extended harvest season. Indonesia’s new crop will be available from October onward. As a result of Thailand’s extended season, fruit prices are currently not stable.
"It is very unusual that Thailand can export mangosteen until so late in the season. It remains to be seen how this will affect our exports when our fruits are harvested in October", examines Stevan.
“Our largest clientele in China is situated in Guangzhou and Shanghai. In October, Indonesian mangosteens will enter the market, and then customers combine the fruit from different regions of origin. Chinese buyers look for mangosteens with flawless, dotted skin, clear leaves, and blemish-free sturdy fruit flesh. The flesh should be sweet, and a little juicy”, according to Stevan: "we currently ship two distinct grades: Grade 1 and Grade 2. Grade 1 boasts smooth skin with minimal dotting (0-10%), while Grade 2 exhibits a maximum of 30% dotted skin leather. These two categories are popular in China, and meet the needs of the consumer".
"Our mangosteen plantations have an area of 3600 hectares. They are located in the Tasikmalaya, Padang and Banyuwangi areas. We currently export to China, South Korea and Hong Kong. China is one of our biggest markets. In October, mangosteen from West Java and Tasikmalaya will enter the market. Weather conditions have been good so far this year, and we are looking forward to a good harvest season.”
For more information:
Stevan Budi Susanto
Pt. Citra Tama Jaya Indo
Whatsapp : +6289523686301