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Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard

Hello gardeners, today we are here with a new article that is growing durian fruit in the backyard. We also discuss the related topics in this article.

Introduction to Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard

Durian is named in some regions as the “king of fruits”, the durian is very distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and thorn-covered rind. The durian fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres or 12 inches long and 15 cm or 6 inches in diameter, and it also weighs 1 to 3 kilograms or 2 to 7 pounds per fruit. The fruit shape ranges from oblong to round and the colour of it is husk green to brown, and its flesh is a pale yellow to red, depending on the species you choose or select.

A Step By Step Guide for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard       

Durian belongs to the Malvaceae family. Durian trees are very large, they grow up to 25–50 meters or 80–165 feet in height depending on the species you choose or select. It has many health benefits. This includes the ability to boost your immune system. It prevents cancer and inhibits free radical activity in the body and improves digestion, strengthens bones, improves signs of anaemia, prevents premature aging, lowers blood pressure, and protect against cardiovascular diseases and many other.

Types/Varieties for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard
  • D101 – It tastes mildly sweet, buttery
  • D13 – It tastes fragrant, sweet, sticky
  • Tekka – It tastes sweet, floral
  • D24 – It tastes sultan Bittersweet, creamy
  • Golden Phoenix – It tastes sharp, bitter
  • D1 – It tastes mildly sweet
  • Black Pearl – It tastes slightly bitter, creamy
  • Black Thorn – It tastes intense, bitter
  • D17 – It tastes fairly bitter, soft
  • Hor Lor – It tastes mildly sweet
  • Red Prawn – It tastes sweet
Suitable Soil for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard

Durian trees grow very well in rich, deep, well-drained sandy clay or in loamy clay that means deep alluvial or loamy soil and which is high in organic matter, a pH range of 6 – 7. Heavy clay soils are not so supportive of good durian tree growth and for its good health, as they do not drain very well.

Suitable Site or Area for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard

Plant your durian tree in an area with full shade.

Young and small durian trees can easily wither with too much sunlight. Find a spot or place where your durian tree can receive high temperatures without high sunlight. So, better consider planting the tree in the shadow of other trees.

Durian Plant Care before Planning in Backyard            

Measure or test the pH level of the soil before planting. To successfully grow durian, you must measure that the soil under the tree is not too alkaline or too acidic. You need to perform a soil test to check your soil’s pH balance in the soil.

If the soil’s pH balance is below 6.0, then add a cup of dolomite or quick lime to improve pH, then test it again.

If the soil’s pH balance is above 7. 0, then add a cup of peat moss or compost, then test it again.

Propagation for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard           

Propagation of durian can be done in two methods. They are listed below:

  • Seeds or seedlings
  • budding or grafting onto a rootstock
How to Plant Durian Seeds in Backyard?

Dig a hole of 1.5 ft. or 46 cm and then combine the soil with compost. Dig up the soil to extend where you want to plant your durian seed at least 1.5 ft. or 46 cm down and across the ground. Then combine 1 part soil with 1 part organic compost and refill the hole with the mixture.

This can ensure that your durian tree has well-draining organic soil to grow from.

Set the seeds directly from the fruit on the top of the soil. Without burying it place the seed on top of the soil. Then simply push the seed down a little with the help of your finger; the majority of the seed should still be seen on top of the soil.

Seeds from the durian fruit should be planted outside immediately after taking them out of the fruit, with no germination period required.

The seed should sprout out and attach itself to the soil after a day or 2 days.

How To Plant Durian By Using Budding Or Grafting Method?

Durian trees are commonly propagated by budding or grafting onto a rootstock. They are budded nearly about 5-10 cm from the soil level. Budding and grafting are only different means to an equivalent end. In both cases, a bit of a spread to be grown as a replacement tree is taken from a tree of the specified variety and is joined to a rootstock where it unites and grows. For budding, one bud is taken, while for grafting a shoot with several buds is taken. Rootstocks from 7 weeks old seedlings are suitable for grafting and 4 months old seedlings are suitable for budding.

Another, less popular method of grafting is that the union technique. The union technique requires the rootstock to be brought on the brink of the shoot as illustrated within the figure below. Similar cuts are made on the scion and therefore the rootstock. The 2 cut parts are fused with strong tape. Support is important to tend to the shoot seedling. After 3-4 weeks, the shoots from the rootstock are removed and therefore the shoot from the specified variety is separated from the mother plants below the fusion point. The seedlings are ready for planting after 3 months.

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Durian Fruit Seed Germination (Image credit: Pixabay)

Put your seeds in a plastic bag or cover with a soaked paper towel and seal the bag. This will allow the bag or cover to develop condensation, which will keep the seeds moist and more likely to germinate fast.

Place the plastic bag in an area or location that gets 4-6 hours of direct sun. Try to keep near a windowsill or outside: the point is to get heat into the plastic bag so that the water in the paper towel will evaporate soon, creating a water cycle that will nourish the seed well to germinate.

If you’re not able to keep your seeds on a windowsill or outside, try to keep them under a grow light.

Then check for roots after 4-5 days. After 4-5 days, the durian seeds will be growing roots. You need to look and wait for small yellow or brown tendrils coming out of the seeds and then plant them when the roots are longer than the seed itself.

Temperature Requirement for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard

You need to keep the temperature around 24–29°C. A durian tree’s native environment temperature stays around 24–29°C, so if you want your plant to survive well, you should mimic that environment. Remember one thing that durian plants can wither and die in temperatures below 7°C.

Keep Weeds Away From Your Durian Plant in Backyard        

You should weed around your durian tree once a day. Check for small weeds every day around your durian tree, because weeds will compete with the durian tree for water and nutrients and even for other requirements. Pull out the weeds with your hands, since more invasive techniques might scrape or damage the durian tree’s delicate roots.

Water and Pruning Requirement for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard

Ample water at about 6-8 litres per day per plant is necessary during the stage of fruit development. Excess water can also encourage vegetative growth which may result in premature fruit drop or fall from the tree. Pruning should be done a year after planting the plant. Most durian clones bear fruit on primary and secondary branches only.

Fertilizer Requirement for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard

You need to apply fertilizers to nourish the fruits/leaves of the durian plant. The fertilizer ratio should be like 12:12:17:2 or 4:16:24:4 at 2-3 kg/tree at 60 days after the flowering open on the tree. Apply 50% of potassium sulphate at a rate of 0.5 kg/tree at 30-45 days before the fruit ripens on the tree.

Pests and Diseases of Durian Tree

The durian diseases are listed below:

  • Durian patch canker is also known as root rot, foot rot, and leaf blight. This is one of the most dreaded diseases that affect the durian tree. The disease is very common in the wet season
  • Durian leaf spot disease
  • Durian root disease
  • Durian leaf blight
  • Phytophthora botryose

The durian pests are listed below:

  • Bark beetles
  • Fruit borers
  • Stem borers
  • Thrips and scale insects
Harvesting Durian Fruits in Backyard

To harvest durian fruits, the stem should be cut from 3 to 4 cm or more above the abscission layer. The stem is commonly needed to cut with a sharp knife or a pair of secateurs. For tall branches, a long pole is fitted with a cutting device is used. Fruits can also be harvested by climbing the trees also.

Commonly Asked Questions for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard

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Questions for Growing Durian Fruit in Backyard (Image source: Pixabay)

How long does it take for a durian tree to bear fruit out?

Durian trees that grow from seed begin to bear fruit at 8-10 years. Grafted trees will begin to bear fruit out at 4-6 years. It takes about 110-120 days from flowering to harvest that is a complete process.

How many fruits does one durian tree produce?

One durian tree can produce nearly 50durian fruits.

What fertilizer makes durian fruit bigger?

Potassium is the key or main thing of fruit size and alongside nitrogen is much required in large quantities throughout the fruit development and growth. However, an excessive or more amount of nitrogen at a late growth stage can restrict fruit size; therefore a balanced nutrient application is very crucial to this plant. Even phosphorus can restrict fruit growth too.

How to stimulate durian to flower?

For induction of late flowering, the following treatments were applied: applying 16-16-16 ratio fertilizer in the dry time or dry period continued watering over the in-season flowering period until physiological mature leaves were produced.

How to take care of a durian tree?

The root system of a durian tree is very sensitive to standing water, and good drainage is much essential to this plant, which is well taken care of by such sloping situations. Durian trees grow very well in a rich, deep, well-drained sandy clay or a clay loam that means deep alluvial or loamy soil, and need high in organic matter, pH range should be from 6 to 7.

How to prune a durian tree?

Step 1: Prune wood around the trunk area and near the ground so that you have the best visibility of the tree.

Step 2: Remove all the water-shoots around the trunk.

Step 3: You need to remove all branches that hang too close or touches the ground. Prune them out at the supporting limb.

How big does a durian tree get?

It grows up to 90 to 130 ft. in height.

The durian tree reaches 90 to 130 ft. or 27-40 m tall in tropical areas. It’s usually erect with short, straight, rough, peeling trunk to 4 ft. or 1.2 m in diameter, and an irregular dense or open crown of rough branches, and thin branch lets coated with coppery or grey scales when young.

What time does durian drop?

Durians usually harvest from July to August also as of October to November. During its harvesting season, durians tend to ripe and drop more in the dark. This is often because the temperature is high at noontime, hence when already dark arrives, the sudden natural process will increase the probabilities of durians dropping.

Are Jackfruit and durian the same?

No, Durian and Jackfruit are not related they are different.

Botanically, durian may be a part of the Malvaceae, whereas jackfruit belongs to the Moraceae. Overall, the jackfruits are more popular and documented than durians, and you’ll more commonly mistake durian to be jackfruit but not the opposite way around.

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Why Are There No Fruits On My Durian Trees?


Why doesn't my durian tree bears fruits?

My durian trees look healthy and nice but WHY no fruits?

It doesn't matter whether you have a single durian tree in your backyard or you have hundreds of them in a fruit orchard, you will be worried if your tree or trees do not bear fruit.

There are many reasons as to why

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WHY FRUIT TREES FAIL TO BEAR

Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor
University of Vermont

Got fruit trees but no fruit?  There are six main reasons fruit trees may fail
to bear fruit.
         
Fruit trees may not bear when too young.  The time between planting and
bearing will vary with the tree type, variety, and rootstock.  Trees
grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks generally will begin bearing one or
two years earlier than those on standard rootstocks.  Apples may take
2 to 5 years to bear fruit from planting, sour cherries 3 to 5 years,
sweet cherries 5 to 7 years, and 4 to 6 years for pears and plums.
         
Unhealthy trees may bear poorly if at all.  Keys to good health include
 proper placement when planting with well-drained soil and full sun.
 Shade can reduce and delay flowering, reducing the size and number of
 fruit.  Allow plenty of space between trees so they wont be crowded as
 they grow, competing for light and nutrients.
         
Cultural practices for good tree health include cultivating or mulching
 to reduce weed and grass competition for nutrients and water.  Fertilize
 each spring with compost, a commercial fertilizer, or both.  Prune young
 trees early each spring to develop a strong framework to support the fruit.
 This includes a good tree form with space between branches to allow
 sunlight in, and to renew fruiting wood.
         
The climate and weather can kill flower buds.  Although most hardy fruits
 need a certain amount of cold, termed "chill requirement", too much cold
 can be damaging.  Extreme cold is particularly damaging to peach and
 sweet cherry fruit buds.  As buds grow on any tree, the more they open
 the more susceptible they are to frost.  Buds often withstand down to
 24 degrees (F), yet open flowers may be damaged below 27 degrees (F).
 Even if the flowers look fine, if the center pistils are damaged the
 flowers wont bear fruit.  Planting on a gentle slope with good air drainage,
 not on a windy hilltop or low frost pocket, helps prevent spring frost damage.
         
Without good pollination, fruit trees may have many flowers but fail to
 produce fruit.  To have good pollination trees need pollinators
 (generally bees), and some need two or more varieties.  These
 "self-unfruitful" varieties cannot produce fruit from their own pollen,
 but need pollen from another variety planted nearby.  Included in this
 group are most apples, pears, sweet cherries, and both Japanese and
 American plums.
         
Some trees, often apples, are "biennial bearing"-- they bear heavily
one year and little the next.  This tendency varies with variety.
Since flower buds for one year actually are formed during the previous
 summer, an especially heavy crop one year can lessen the flowers
 (and so fruit) the following year.  If a fruit tree seems to be
 bearing biennially, try early and heavy thinning of fruit during t
 he summer they are producing the most.  During early summer remove
 all but one fruit per cluster, with 3 to 7 fruit for every 3 feet
 along branches.
         
There may be no fruit thanks to diseases and insects.  Those that
attack leaves may just make them unsightly, but may weaken the tree
over time.  Those that attack the fruit may make them inedible.
Those that attack the blossoms prevent fruit from even forming.  T
here are many resources online to identify and control tree fruit
pests and diseases, including one from Cornell University that covers
proper culture as well (www.gardening.cornell.edu/fruit/homefruit.html).
         


Durian - description of the plant / Growing the plant at home / Harvesting and harvesting

Exotic fruits literally filled the shelves of our stores and supermarkets. Some of them have firmly entered our daily menu, for example, bananas, others, such as kumquat, papaya, passion fruit, we buy only on holidays or to pamper ourselves and our loved ones. But there are also such fruits, berries, which you can enjoy only after visiting those countries where they are grown. One of the main reasons preventing their export is the extraordinary tenderness of fruits, the impossibility of their long-term transportation fresh. But durian (Durio) is not exported for a very prosaic reason. Not a single transport company in the world agrees to transport fruits, as they smell very bad. This is perhaps the only negative quality, although the properties of durian have not yet been fully studied by scientists.

Description of the plant

This unusual fruit grows on trees whose distribution area includes the tropical countries of Southeast Asia, Central Africa, South America: Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Sri Lanka. It belongs to the mallow family, which includes 245 genera of various plants: shrubs, trees, herbs. Among them are a large number of types of ornamental crops, such as mallow, hibiscus, and other flowering plants, which are widely grown by both professional gardeners and amateurs to decorate parks, squares, gardens, and home gardens. There are also industrial crops in this family. For example, cotton, which "supplies" the fiber used for the production of cotton fabrics and for a number of other tasks.

The genus Durio includes more than 30 plant species. All of them are evergreen, straight-stemmed, weakly branching trees up to 40-50 m high, with supporting roots. Simple regular glossy leaves 25 cm long and 7.5 cm wide. The upper surface of the leaf is colored green, and the lower one has a silver or bronze tint.

Depending on the place of growth in March-April, large lateral branches (ramifloria) or directly on the trunk (caulifloria) form large flowers, collected in 3-30 pieces. in clusters (inflorescences). Petals are white or red. As evening falls, the flowers open. Their smell attracts bats of the genus Eonycteris spelea, which pollinate them.

After flowering, round fruits are formed, which in 2.5-3 months reach a diameter of 20-30 cm, and their weight ranges from 1.5-3 to 5-8 kg.

Externally, the fruit resembles a chestnut: the surface of a very hard green-brown shell is studded with powerful pyramidal prickly spines designed to protect the unripe fruit from being eaten by animals. If you think that the name of the plant is associated with a well-known Russian word, then you are deeply mistaken. Durio means "thorn" in Malay.

After falling to the ground, the fruit takes a few more days to reach full maturity, after which the shell bursts and opens into 5 wings. Along the edge of each segment, large dark seeds are provided with arylluses (fleshy appendages). Inside there is a yellowish, pinkish, reddish, creamy milky tender pulp.

Of the variety of durian species, only 8 varieties of trees produce edible fruits. From one plant per year you can collect no more than 50 pieces. It is impossible to keep them fresh, so even in the local market you can buy durian fruit for a short time.

Locals say that the taste of this unusual fruit is a "heavenly delight". Delicate texture, depending on the type of wood, has a multifaceted taste. People's opinions differ significantly, because everyone can catch the notes that he likes: mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberry, ice cream, dried persimmon, persimmon, vanilla, even onion.

But people's opinions are almost the same about the "aroma" of the ripe durian fruit: it causes visions of hell. Of course, a persistent and bright smell evokes various associations, but they are all equally unpleasant: it is disgusting and almost unbearable! And so much so that with the purchase you will not be allowed not only on board the aircraft, but also on the subway, bus, and so on.

Cultivation of the plant

Optimal conditions for tree growth are high average annual temperature (not lower than +20-22°C) and high humidity (about 1500-2000 mm per year). At the same time, the soil must be fertile, rich in organic matter and well-drained so that moisture does not stagnate and does not provoke the formation of root rot. Durian grows well along streams and rivers where its roots have access to water throughout the year. In our country, it is impossible to select sites with the climatic conditions necessary for a plant for growing on open ground.

These fruit trees reproduce in two ways.

  • Seeds
  • Inoculations
  • contains organic sulfur - a substance that is not found in any other fruit, but at the same time it is very important for the life of the body, ensuring optimal blood sugar levels, the formation of cartilage, bone, nervous tissues, the removal of toxins, toxins, the proper course of various biochemical reactions . By the way, according to scientists, it is sulfur and its compounds, as well as ketones, esters that are “responsible” for the unpleasant smell of the fruit;
  • it also contains other trace elements - zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, which ensure the uninterrupted activity of the immune, nervous, cardiovascular systems;
  • serves as a source of B and C vitamins, fiber, antioxidants that prevent the aging of body cells;
  • contains indole, which increases sexual activity, and estrogens, which increase the likelihood of pregnancy;
  • has an anthelmintic effect;
  • helps to cleanse the upper respiratory tract, lungs.

Planting material should be kept moist, but even then it will quickly lose its viability. If the seeds dry out, then they will not become viable at all. After sowing, the first sprouts appear within a week. Seedlings grow rapidly, but begin to bear fruit only after 15 years.

Grafted plants have a more compact size, so they can be used for growing indoors: botanical gardens, winter gardens, greenhouses. As a scion, plants of the same genus Durio are used, which have inedible fruits and are resistant to late blight. Grafted seedlings give the first fruits already 4-5 years after planting.

Plants require additional watering during dry periods. They also need fertilizer. Trunk circles mulch.

Harvest

In "Larousse Gastronomique" - gastronomic encyclopedia, it is said that the ripeness of the fruit can be judged by the cod of the dense shell of the fruit. Fruit pickers wear protective helmets to prevent injury from falling fruits. The fruit that has fallen from the tree must lie down for another 2-4 days in order to reach final ripeness. But already on the 5th-6th day, it can become overripe, become tasteless, bitter.

Using durian

Fresh durian fruits are not stored, because the corrosive smell of sewerage, rotten fish coming from them is simply impossible to endure for a long time. Scientists have not yet fully investigated the composition of the pulp of the fruit, but the locals call durian the "king of fruits" and are confident in its value to the human body. They consider it an exquisite delicacy and use it not only fresh, but also canned, used to make jam, sweets, added to ice cream, fried in coconut oil to get a delicious side dish for meat dishes.

Already existing data indicate that the pulp of the fruit:

The leaves of the tree are also used. They contain mustard oil, serotonin. When bile spills, local healers prescribe baths with a decoction of the leaves for their patients. A decoction is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent, applied to inflamed areas of the body, as an antipyretic. It is believed that after eating the pulp in the stomach, the temperature rises and a person can do without a blanket at night. Aborigines prepare honey from nectar and hoops of flowers.

The bark from the tree is dried and used in smoking to give the product a beautiful color and pleasant aroma. Ash is used to maintain the strength of women after childbirth. In addition, it is an excellent tool for bleaching silk fabrics.

The dried seeds are crushed and used as a seasoning. Thais add pumpkin to the pulp of durian and prepare a delicious thick paste. It is stored for a long time and used as a spice. In Indonesia, the pulp is combined with mint to make rice sauce. Canned fruits are exported to Europe, the Middle East.

Rough soft wood with a reddish-brown heart used in the construction of rural houses, for the manufacture of masts.

Contraindications

The locals believe in the miraculous properties of the unique durian fruit. They arrange fairs in his honor, and his fruits are the most expensive in local markets. However, before eating an exotic fruit, you need to make sure that it does not lead to an allergic reaction. In addition, people with hypertension, pregnant and breastfeeding women should refrain from using it. Fresh seeds can cause shortness of breath.

Even if the body has responded adequately to a small amount of exotic, it is not necessary to eat a large amount of pulp at one time. After the tasting has taken place, you can not drink alcoholic beverages for an hour.

When buying fruit at a colorful local market, first tap on it with a special stick that the seller should give you. Only after making sure that the sound is deaf can you make a purchase. You need to eat the fruit immediately after cutting. Do not buy pieces of pre-cut fruit packaged in plastic bags.

Durian - interesting information

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Durian is an exotic fruit of the family Bombacaceae, consumed mainly in Southeast Asia. The tree is evergreen, reaching a height of 50 meters. They call him " The King of Fruits ” and is infamous for its contrasting scent. It spreads a stench that resembles the smell of crushed garlic mixed with Mediterranean cheese and army socks. However, the off-flavour of the fruit is delicious, with a creamy texture and a soothing taste. Durian, an exotic fruit native to Malaysia and Indonesia, is considered the "king of all fruits" in Southeast Asia. It is believed to have originated in the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and today, in addition to Malaysia, it also grows in Thailand, the southern parts of the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and other Asian countries. The species is also cultivated in East Africa, very rarely in Latin and South America. Today, Thailand exports more than any other country. The fruit has been enjoyed in Southeast Asia since prehistoric times, however, it only became known in the Western world 600 years ago. The term D. is common to the tree and to the fruit of this fruit. The facts about the fetus D. are quite intriguing and funny. For example, the kings of Burma in the XVI century. they kept a staff of runners who were supposed to quickly deliver perishable fruits from the south of the country where they were grown.

It is also mentioned online that this fruit is grown in the northern and tropical parts of Australia. In this article you can read "What fruits grow in Australia".

Facts

Appearance

  • The term "Durian" comes from the Malay word "duri" which means Thorn. This is because the fruit has a tough, thick, prickly skin that resembles that of a jackfruit.
  • The tree has oblong leaves 15-20 centimeters long, which are very fragrant. The tree grows up to 50 meters high and can last for centuries if it does not suffer from disease or soil erosion, etc. The most delicious fruits come from the oldest trees.
  • The tree begins to bear fruit after 4-5 years, from May to October. Of the hundreds of varieties known, Durio zibethinus is the most widely cultivated for commercial sale.
  • This plant may be propagated by seed or by grafting. Grafted trees begin to bear fruit after 4-5 years, however, you need to take seedlings from 15 years old in order to bear fruit. Seeds for cultivation must be planted fresh, as over time they dry out and lose their viability over time.
  • The fruits weigh up to 8 kilograms and can grow up to 30 centimeters long and 15 centimeters in diameter. The fruit has spines that are dangerous to touch. Externally covered with a brownish-green color.
  • The hard spines of the rind separate into 5 segments as they mature, thereby revealing a creamy white, pinkish and yellowish seedling around the large seeds. This seed is the edible part of the fruit.

What makes this fruit tasty and smelly?

  • Reviews about the fruit are opposite. There are people who just love it, and some people just hate it. This hate-love comes from the smell. One of the fun and interesting facts is that the fruit "tastes like heaven and smells like hell."
  • Another fact attached to him is that there is no other fruit that has been loved and hated by so many people at the same time. An example is Singapore, where there are so many people who hate this fruit that the law prohibits passengers from getting on the subway if they are carrying this fruit. On the other side they built the Esplanade theater in the shape of a fruit.
  • The fruit smells like garlic or onions, but at the same time too smelly feet. This smell caused it to be banned from hotels, planes and buses.
  • The taste of the fruit attracts people, despite the smell. Fruit taste is described differently by different people. Some say it tastes like a mixture of white chocolate and onions. When the famous British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace tasted it for the first time in the 19th century, he commented on its taste as: “Rich, buttery – like custard with almonds, but mixed flavors of cream cheese, onion, sauce and other smells. The more you eat it, the less you want to stop.” Once people learn to discern the depth of a fruity taste, they soon become fans of that fruit.

The best time to choose and consume it

  • Harvesting takes place after the fruit has fallen to the ground and waits 2-4 days for it to ripen, after which it is eaten. This is the time when the fruit will be the most delicious. However, after 5 days, the fruit loses its taste. Southern Thailand is an exception, where the fruits are harvested before they fall from the tree.
  • When choosing a fruit in the market, you need to go there in the morning. Fruits with large, young and firm stems are the best. When shaking the fruit, seeds should be heard. It means a sign of ripeness. The spikes should be hard and tough, but not brittle. Holes on the fruit indicate a worm infestation. So be careful when buying.
  • When exactly you eat the fruit depends on your personal preference. If you like crispy fruit, then it is better to eat it fresh. But if you like the creamy and very fragrant taste of the fruit, you need to wait until it ripens until the peel opens.
  • The fruit is also sold frozen, which is recommended for beginner fruit lovers. This is because it stinks less and is a great way for people to get an idea of ​​the fruit. Trying the fruit fresh, you can forever dislike this fruit, which repels many people.
  • For people who cannot eat frozen fruit, there are sweets, ice cream, chips, jams, biscuits, etc. with the taste of this fruit, which can be bought in the store.

Tales and myths

D. has interesting tales that characterize its smell. The tale tells of an ugly old King who, though strong, was unable to win the love of his young bride, who constantly ignored him. The king consulted a hermit who asked for three ingredients to be brought to him. The hermit gave a mixture of three ingredients, and asked the king to plant it in the palace garden, from which the D tree sprang. As soon as the princess ate the fruit of the tree, she was fascinated by the king. However, the king forgot to invite the hermit for subsequent celebrations. The hermit cursed D .. And the fruit changed its aroma to a rotten smell and a prickly surface appeared instead of smooth skin.

World Festival

  • Thailand is the largest producer of this fruit in the world. This fruit is so popular in Thailand that a nine-day festival in its honor is held in Chanthaburi province in May. Chanthaburi province calls to have durian orchards in the world. You can learn about other fruits in this article "Fruits of Thailand - names".
  • In this festival, there is a parade, a carnival, in which they compete in eating fruit and demonstrate various dishes from it. Various local products also take part in the festival.
  • Durian cocktails are the most popular at the festival. In addition, at the festival, chips are made from it using the technology of potato chips. You can also try different varieties of this fruit for free.

Is this fruit nutritious?

  • Because of the strong fruit, the question arises: "Is D. useful?". The beneficial properties of the fruit are quite high, so some people use it despite the smell.
  • The fruit is a good source of carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber and energy. It is also rich in nutrients such as vitamin B, C and E, as well as amino acids. In addition, there is no cholesterol in D.'s fruits.
  • D. is rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, and also increases serotonin levels, thereby elevating a good mood.
  • Another benefit of the fruit is that it has a high iron content, which helps to get rid of fungal infections such as thrush. It also helps increase libido. Is an aphrodisiac.

Other interesting fun facts about the fruit

  • Never burp after eating D. The consequences will be terrible!
  • Never mix D. with carbonated drinks. This choice will make you regret!
  • Never leave D. in a car on a hot summer day, or even in a hotel room.
  • Never kiss your soul mate after drinking D. This can lead to sad consequences.
  • D. should not be left in the refrigerator, because everything will smell like this fruit, and you will eat smelly food for dinner.

Fresh fruit is very expensive. A cheaper option would be to purchase frozen fruit. You can eat the fruit raw, or add them to various recipes. Another use of D. is in the preparation of ice cream, sweets, cookies and other confectionery. They are also added to various sauces. The seeds of the fruit are also consumed after boiling, frying or baking. The unripe fruits are boiled and consumed as vegetables. To date, there are no known side effects of D. However, drinking the fruit with alcohol can cause stomach cramps and dangerous flatulence. Durian, of course, is an amazing fruit, which contributed to this such a polarity of the fruit.


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