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Veliyath Gardens

Kubal Fruit Plants (Willughbeia sarawacensis)

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Plant Type

Common Names: Kubal Madu, Borneo Rubber Fruit

Botanical Name: Willughbeia sarawacensis

General Information: 

Native to Borneo and Palawan in the Philippines. Appearance: Orange-brown skinned, roughly pear-shaped fruits. Flavor: Delicious orange-colored pulp with a sherbet-like taste.

Kubal Madu not only graces Borneo's landscapes with its lush vines but also offers a delightful culinary experience. From the tempting pear-shaped fruits to the versatile applications in beverages and baked goods, this tropical gem holds a unique place in both local cuisine and traditional medicine. The dual utility of its latex showcases the resourcefulness of nature.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 years.

Maintenance Required: Moderate.

Planting and Care

Rich soil with plenty of compost added. Often grown in widely spaced enriched hills, or in well-aged compost heaps that include some soil. After plants sets fruits, feed twice, at two week intervals, with a water soluble plant food/fertilizer.

Special Feature

Rich in vitamin C and B improves athletic performance.


Taking the fruit and eating it directly. You can also make juices and drinks with the same. They can be used for pastries and baked goods. The latex obtained from this plant is used medicinally and also makes a good quality rubber.