22 Jun '17, 7am

Crocodile durian, a rare expensive strain in Sukhothai | Bangkok Post: news

Crocodile durian, a rare expensive strain in Sukhothai | Bangkok Post: news

A crocodile durian collected from a 220-year-old tree in Sukhothai's Si Satchanalai district.(Photo by Phubet Faithet) - + SUKHOTHAI - A rare variety of durian called jorakae , or crocodile, being harvested from a 220-year-old tree is fetching up to 500 baht per kilogramme. Sawat Chansi, president of a Ban Tuek Tambon Administration Organisation council, said the crocodile durian is a large, mild smelling fruit with a smooth and mellow flavour. They weighed 4-5kg each and fetch up to 500 baht/kg. The fruit gets it name from the appearance of its rind, which looks like a crocodile's skin. The age-old tree in Si Satchanalai district is 40 metres tall with a 3-metre girth at chest height. Mr Sawat said the amount of fruit the tree produces has fallen dramatically since a major flood in the district in 2006. This year he picked only eight durian. At one time it was producing u...

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