Durio zibethinus Murr
The durian is native to Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaysia, durian plantations are found mostly in Johor, Perak and Penang.
The Raja Kunyit variety has 2 fruiting seasons, generally available during June/July and December/January periods.
Uses of Durian
Durian fruit is usually eaten fresh. Other uses – durian cake (dodol), jam and ice cream flavoring.
Durians are highly perishable. Fallen fruits are fully ripen and ready for consumption. Eating quality are lost within 4 or 5 days.
Characteristics of Raja Kunyit variety:
Color: Golden Yellow
Texture: Smooth, custardy and firm
Seeds: Almost Seedless! (No fully-formed seeds, with tiny seeds easily remove from flesh)
Taste: Sweet with a tinge of bitter aftertaste
Market Price in Malaysia (Raja Kunyit variety)
RM15.00 to 30.00 per kg
Availability of fruits
Fruits are generally available during June/July and December/January period. Quantity are limited and usually fruits are pre-booked in advance. Quality in term of taste and texture are the best in the market.