20 Jul '17, 3am

All you need to know about how to pick the right durians and where to have them.

All you need to know about how to pick the right durians and where to have them.

June and July typically herald the peak season of durians in Malaysia, but seasoned fruit hunters will tell you that this year isn’t like previous years. Not only has there been a notable lack of durians on the racks, but prices have also skyrocketed to ridiculous levels. To shed some light on what’s going on, we spoke to two people: Erik Ong, the founder of the Durian King TTDI fruit store, and Lindsay Gasik – author of the upcoming book ‘The Durian Tourist’s Guide to Penang’ and blogger behind YearOfTheDurian.com – who has based herself in Southeast Asia and researched and studied about durians since falling for the fruit in 2009. Durians are in short and staggered supply this year. The long rainy season this year has reduced durian yield in two ways: first, by delaying the durian flowering process (which typically requires two weeks of drought) and second, by knocking o...

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