21 Nov '17, 10am

#Penang sees rare second #durian season:

#Penang sees rare second #durian season:

A RARE second durian season is lowering the prices for lovers of the thorny fruit and plantation owners hoping for a windfall are seeing prices drop as hard as the fruit from the trees in Penang. From over RM100 per kg several months ago, the price of the famed Musang King variety should cost merely RM55 to RM65 per kg now, said Wong Jee Min, Penang Fruit Orchards Association chairman. The same goes for the prices of "Ang Heh", "Orchi" and "Hor Lor" durians which are grown in abundance in the state’s orchards, said Wong. The state’s fruit orchard owners and durian sellers have been blessed this year with another round of harvest, but while that is music to the ears of durian fans, Wong said orchard owners were bracing for weaker sales following the state’s worst-ever floods earlier this month. The storm on November 4 and 5 brought strong winds and record heavy rain in half...

Full article: https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/bahasa/s/23838/

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