The DAMI Mas deli dura population was developed from the descendants of the famous four palms that were first introduced into the Bogor Botanic Garden (Indonesia) in 1848. The deli dura populations have been advanced many cycles through breeding and selection by oil palm breeders. The pedigree of these DAMI Mas deli dura palms was well maintained and could be traced to the four Bogor palms; they arrived in DAMI Mas via Deli (Sumatra, Indonesia), Chemara (Malaysia), Harrissons and Crossfield (Malaysia) and DAMI OPRS (PNG). Elite dura palms are selected as mother motherpalms for DxP seed production. Selection is based on a combination of breeding and selection strategies: pedigree, family and individual palm performance.
Further breeding and selection work within DAMI Mas deli dura and through introgressions are being carried out at SMART Research Institute to ensure the longer term improvement and therefore, sustainability of the oil palm planting material.
The present DAMI MAS Pisifera pollen for DxP seed production is derived from DM 742 progeny, descendants of the well-known Avros BM119, introduced into DAMI MAS in 1996 via DAMI OPRS. The DM742 derived pisiferas have been well proven in oil palm breeding trials and commercial fields in all main oil palm growing areas, especially Indonesia and Malaysia. DAMI Mas continues to use P pollen derived from DM742 imported from DAMI OPRS while progeny testing is being carried out with DAMI Mas DM742 derived pisiferas. These pisiferas will gradually replace the imported DM742 derived pisiferas.
Dami Mas DxP Seeds are renowned for their performance: