- 1 Is it durian season now in Singapore?
- 2 Where can I pick durian in Singapore?
- 3 What month is durian season?
- 4 Which type of durian is the best?
- 5 How do you identify a durian tree?
- 6 How do you pick a good durian?
- 7 What are the trees in Singapore?
- 8 How much does a durian cost?
- 9 How many durians are needed per person?
- 10 Can you eat too much durian?
- 11 Why durian is expensive?
- 12 How much does MSW durian cost?
- 13 How can you tell a Musang King?
Is it durian season now in Singapore?
Typically, durian season occurs between the months of June and September, although there is a “minor season” during the months of December to February. During durian season, you will notice how the number of durians in fruit stalls all over Singapore double or triple.
Where can I pick durian in Singapore?
In fact, according to the Singapore Durian Picking Facebook group, the Mandai region has among the highest percentage of durian trees ripe for harvest in Singapore. During peak season, you can find cars parked by the side of its small roads, their owners waiting patiently by the trees.
What month is durian season?
According to some sellers, the period from mid-June to end of July is the best time to enjoy fresh durian from orchards in Johor. Durian stall owner Tie Kian Chow said the price of the fruit this season was at its cheapest in three years, with yields having tripled because of the weather.
Which type of durian is the best?
Mao Shan Wang is one of the most popular types of durian and known as the ‘crème de la crème’ of durians. It is said to be the richest and best-tasting durian to ever be bred.
How do you identify a durian tree?
Durian is an acquired taste as the strong odour can be overpowering to some. It is easy to spot a Durian tree by its leaves which have a coppery underside, giving the underside of the tree’s crown a coppery colour.
How do you pick a good durian?
How to pick and eat durian fruit
- Shake it. If you hear something moving inside, it means the durian fruit has dried out.
- Look at the stem. Really fresh durian will have a stem end that’s still moist and light in color.
- Smell it. Durians ripen from the stem down, so always smell the area around the stem.
What are the trees in Singapore?
Here’s a quick guide to 10 types of trees that you can see while you’re out on a run in Singapore!
- Rain Tree (Samanea Saman)
- Angsana (Pterocarpus Indicus)
- Yellow Flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum)
- Senegal Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis)
- Broad-leafed Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
- Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans)
How much does a durian cost?
With an average weight of about 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz), a durian fruit would therefore cost about S$12 to S$22 (US$8 to US$15). The edible portion of the fruit, known as the aril and usually referred to as the “flesh” or “pulp”, only accounts for about 15–30% of the mass of the entire fruit.
How many durians are needed per person?
Freshly Delivered in Airtight Packaging 800g of durians comes from roughly 3.2kg of durian with husk. 400g pack is enough for 1 person, 800g for 2.
Can you eat too much durian?
Eating durian fruit might cause stomach discomfort, gas, diarrhea, vomiting, or allergic reactions in some people. Eating durian seeds might cause shortness of breath.
Why durian is expensive?
Durian is expensive due to several reasons, including being a luxury item. It’s highly sought after, and its demand is steadily rising. In fact durian demand is so high the agricultural sector can barely keep up, and this drives the price even higher. Another reason durian is expensive is due to transport challenges.
How much does MSW durian cost?
Current varieties and prices: MSW $12/kg, Golden Phoenix $12/kg and D4 $6/kg.
How can you tell a Musang King?
In Summary: When looking over a possible Musang King durian, you’re looking for a green-yellow fruit with a long stem, a very visible tan five-pointed star on the bottom, pyramidal spikes without much space between them, and of course that brilliant yellow flesh.