seedling of supergenes (Malaysian Dwarf) Oil palm develops into a shorter tree that has a larger body and thicker stem to accommodate more harvests, increasing productivity. They are Malaysian-native hybrid oil palm species.
A Malaysian Supergene seedling’s characteristics
While Tenera bears fruit in 4-5 years, Malaysian Supergene takes 6-8 months to blossom and 2-3 years to mature. Tenera cannot compare to the parent’s ingredients of the supergene seedling. The waiting time before production is drastically reduced, the nuts are larger, and productivity is higher. The genetic potential of the super gene is 90 liters of oil per palm per year. This species (supergene) contributes to Malaysia being the world’s top grower of palm trees.