Delicious, soft, durian fruit is one of the popular tropical fruits known for its one of a kind fragrance and flavor. Durian is widely recognized as the "King of Fruits" in many South-East Asian countries. The durian tree is tropical in origin and belongs to the family of Malvaceae, in the genus, Durio; a large family of plant species. It is botanically known as Durio zibethinus.
The Exotic Durian is native to Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysian rainforests. While there are 30 known species of Durio exist, only 9 of them have been identified for producing edible fruits. Durian tree starts bearing fruits after four or five years after plantation. The tree can grow up to 50 meters in height depending on the species.
Durian is a seasonal fruit; its season lasts typically from June until August which coincides with that of the other tropical specific fruits like Mangosteen, Jackfruit, and Mango.
The flesh or pulp of durian can be consumed at various stages of ripeness and is used as flavoring agent in a wide variety of culinary and sweet preparations in Southeast Asian cuisines. Durian seeds are small, round to oval shape kernels and appear like that of jackfruit seeds. Although boiled seeds can be eaten safely, many discard them. The seeds feature a bland taste akin to jackfruit seeds.
Fruiting Time: Start from 5-6 years