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Black Thorn Durian is presently the king of durians. 74 Strong nylon or woven rope netting is often strung between durian trees in orchards, serving a threefold purpose: the nets aid in the collection of the mature fruits, deter ground-level scavengers, and prevent the durians from falling onto people.
Mr Lu Yuee Thing, another Raub plantation owner, told CNA that he has farmed durians in the area for 40 years. It starts out sweet and has a durian ioi bitter end note, like XO durians - just as intense but not quite so long lasting. I am not too sure how is my durian trees at the moment.

Pow was instrumental in getting Leow to participate in the competition and even went to the extent of collecting fruits from Leow's farm (and a few other Penang farms) and driving down to Bangi on the day of the competition to deliver them to the organisers.
The D2, known as Dato Nina is one of the earliest durians to be registered (1934) It used to be quite popular in the eighties, but nowadays it has fallen out of favour because it is not a fleshy durian and it is a quite difficult fruit to open despite its thin husk.

The fact that there are Pulau Ubin Durians might be of a surprise to you, but for Durian devotees and especially the one's who have lived through Singapore's Golden Age of Durians, Pulau Ubin Durians are a time portal to an era where the coming of the Durian season was as eagerly anticipated as the Malaysian Cup Finals.
Market price is higher than Musang King. A rarer taste, which according to Durian Seng is found only in durians from older trees eaten within 30 minutes of their fall, is a fleeting numbing” quality felt on the tongue and lips. Famous food critic from Hong Kong Chua Lam and his group purposely visited Penang to taste this fancy fruit.
Our award winning Black Thorn (D200) durian is famous for its buttery texture characteristics. The Tawa is a oblong shaped durian with flesh that is pale yellow, less creamy and more watery and very pungent. Durian trader Tan Chee Keat said the A-list Musang King would not cost a bomb but would be more affordable now.

We indulged in Chilled Black Thorn, Musang King and XO ~ Super delicious King Of the Durians together with my family and fellow foodies bloggers that night. The Black Thorn (background) and Musang King (foreground) at the durian stall in SS2. This particular durian cultivar originates from Penang and another interesting quality that distinguishes it besides the flat bottom is the presence of a longkang (drain) like Teka durians , except this looks more…er, anatomical in nature.
Has a bittersweet, rich and creamy taste. Of course, we tasted other durian variety such as Musang King and Durian Kampung. According to 99 Old Trees , you should check for dryness of the stem and large cracks (hairline cracks are normal!), as these are usually indicators that the durian is old.

The flesh is not as thick as Musang King so it is lighter in texture and it also has the slight bitter after taste like XO durian. Before the introduction of the Musang King variety, the most famous breed in the 1990s were D24 durians, known for their creamy texture with a distinctive bitter taste.
The flesh is dry, sticky and sweet bitter to taste. Woon says he was not surprised by the amount, as due to popular demand the price of Black Thorns has shot up in the past two months to between RM85 and RM120 per kg, depending on where they are sourced from.

Most of the Mao Shan Wang that you see are good sized fruits which have been pre-selected. With Mao Shan Wang, durian farmers started to earn a profit,” he said. The photo in the article is almost identical to the image in the misleading post, but it shows the durians with green outer shells, not black.

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