TEMANGGUNG – Pengilon Edupark in Pengilon Village, Bulu, Temanggung Regency, Central Java, pioneered a plantation tour with new crystal kelengkeng plants.
The owner of Pengilon Edupark, Eko Budi Hartono, said that of Pengilon Edupark’s land area of 3.9 hectares, about 1.5 hectares of which are now planted with sweet potatoes.
“There are about 450 longan trees that have been planted in Pengilon Eudupark, it is estimated that in the next one year they will begin to bear fruit,” he said in Temanggung, Sunday (22/8/2021).
Eko said that his party chose the new crystal longan plant because the price was higher than other types of longan. Longan new crystal can reach IDR 50,000 to IDR 60,000 per kilogram.
“In addition to being economically more promising, longan plants can also be used as conservation plants,” he said.
He admitted that the main commodities in Temanggung Regency so far are tobacco, coffee, and vanilla, but his party wants to find a breakthrough by pioneering the longan plantation tourism.
“We are looking for a breakthrough by creating a plantation tourism area. We are very confident that in the future, with this potential, Temanggung will be able to move forward,” he said.
In developing the plantation tourism spots, his party cooperates with investors.
Eko, who is also an advisor to the Mountain Hub of Temanggung Regency, said that his party wants to develop the tourism potential in Temanggung Regency, so that it can be in line with other areas such as Wonosobo and Magelang.
“This Temanggung has extraordinary natural beauty potential, it’s just a matter of managing it. If it is managed partially or individually, it is very difficult, then it must be communally or together. We want to explore the economic potential of tourism, because this tourism has a very broad impact, such as crafts, arts and culture and others will also develop,” he said.
According to him, these activities will be packaged through the Mountain Hub which is an association of tourism actors, not only those who have tourist attractions, but also include SMEs, arts and culture, education, and so on. (Ant)