Saturday, September 16, 2006

DURIAN (Durio Zibethinus)

Tropical Fruits


The durian is one of the most popular fruits among Malaysian. It is usually eaten fresh, made into cakes, added into cooking or used as a food flavouring. The durian tree is planted at a distance of 12 meters x 12 meters this depends on the type of clone. The tree is large and canreach the height of 20 meter. Up to 1987 about 100 clones have been registered, with variation in the shape, color, skin, flesh, taste, texture and size of the fruit. The durian tree will take between 6 and 12 years to bear fruit. The ripe fruit will drop by itself and has a strong aroma. The average yield is 10 tonnes per hectare per season and the tree gives a profitable yield for 15 years.

How to Eat

The skin of the durian is difficult to open. However it is relatively simple it cut along the segments on the skin which can be seen at the bottom of the durian. It has between 4 – 5 segments. Cut the two opposite segments o that it can be easily opened. Separate the skin into two sections along the segments that have been cut. Each seed is covered with a cream pulp which is normally eaten fresh.

Tropical Fruits

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