18 May '17, 11pm

Kampot durian fakes raise a stink | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia

Khmer Times/Chea Vannak Friday, 19 May 2017 307 views Kampot durian fakes raise a stink The prized Kampot durians. KT/Mai Vireak Cheap imports from Thailand and Vietnam are damaging the reputation of the much sought after Kampot durian, writes Chea Vannak. Durian is an acquired taste. Some compare its foul-smelling flesh to the aroma of mouldy socks and rotten eggs. But for aficionados of Southeast Asia’s king of fruits, nothing beats it. The durian season is short, running from June to July, which makes the fruit expensive. People will spend to get the best, and Kampot durians are renowned for being just that. But as the durian season gets under way, growers are warning cheap imports risk damaging the reputation of Kampot’s most famous fruit. Ms Sah, who is known by one name, owns a 300-durian tree farm in Kampot. This time of year is busy, harvesting produce and transpor...

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