The sugar palm tree (Tnot) is the national heritage of Cambodia. The country view is characterized by the presence of this tree and all Cambodian painters never forget this. Millions of palm tree densely grow in the province of Kg.Cham, Kandal, Kg.Chnang,Kg.Speu, Pursat, Takeo, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kg.Thom.
Tnot (Borassus Flabellofer) is a sexed tree. Female Tnot produces much more juice than male. It may take about 20 years before first harvest and Tnot may live over a hundred year of age. Many Cambodian people plant Tnot to identify their land limit or simply for gardening. That is why Tnot is found in many private and public urbanization projects in recent years.
Palm sap is obtained by flower squeezing. This operation is not harmful to the growth or the reproduction of palm tree. The harvest season may start from December to May. Farmers may collect palm sap of approximately 5-10L per tree and per day.
After evaporation, palm sap is transformed to palm sugar which is also popular beside our traditional Prahoc and Pa-ork (fermented fishes) and Trasak Chav (fermented cucumber). Along with rice, these products are basic in the Khmer gastronomy. Aside Skor Tnot(palm sugar), people do natural fermentation to produce Teuk Tnot Chou (acid palm juice or palm vine) and Teuk Khmes Tnot (palm vinegar). These products are very popular at countryside but difficult to penetrate into urban market.
Sugar-palm trunk is used to make boat, drain, house, building materials instead of wood and ite leaf is used for roofing, making mat, bag.
-Name of Issue : Flower and Fruit of Sugar-Palm
-Date of Issue : June 20, 2003
-Printing Process : Offset
-Size of Imperassion: 31mm X 46mm