23 Jul '18, 12am

Durian lovers lured by low prices due to supply glut

GEORGE TOWN: Durian lovers are enjoying a glut of the King of Fruits brought on by the prolonged durian season since March, which has slashed prices by up to 40% compared to last year. Durian trader Ang Hock Leng said this was his first experience in seeing such an early and extended season. “This is one of the cheapest in terms of durian prices in recent years, with the Musang King sold at about RM45 per kg compared to RM80 to RM90 per kg last year. “A durian season usually lasts for three months from April to July, but this time we are seeing a bumper crop compared to last year. “It is probably due to the change in weather as the suitable weather this year allows the durian trees to flower. “The bumper season in Penang could last till next week, but there are still a lot of durian supplies from Pahang, Perak and Johor,” said Ang at his stall in Jalan Anson. Ang, who has ...

Full article: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/07/23/durian-...

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