Salacca Varietal Development of Sari Intan 48. Sri Hadiati, Agus Susiloadi, and Tri Budiyanti. The availability of new superior salacca varieties, which fulfills consumer&rsquo;s preference, will increase fruit consumption and farmer&rsquo;s income as well. Generally, consumers prefer salacca fruit which has the following characteristics: sweet taste, thick flesh and spineless peel. Crossing method is hoped to meet demand. This study aimed to obtain a new superior salacca variety through crossing within salacca varieties which were ready to release. The study was conducted in Solok district of West Sumatera Province and Tanjung Pinang district of Riau province and started from year 2002 to 2008. The method used in this research was crossing between Gula Pasir x Pondoh salacca, then their seeds were germinated at Indonesian Tropical Fruit Research Institute, located in Solok. The seedlings were then planted in Tanjung Pinang. Selection and evaluation activities were done over two years. The results showed that compared with Pondoh, Gula Pasir, and Bali varieties, the salacca of Sari Intan 48 had the following superior characters : thick flesh (0.5-1.8 cm), sweet taste (TSS: 19-20.8&deg; Brix), no sour taste and non astringent, high vitamin C content(58.65 mg/100 g), and strong aroma.