Durian has often been described as “a fruit that tastes like heaven but smells like hell”. However, to the ordinary durian consumers who are mostly minimum wage earners, the “hell” pact is not the smell but rather the price, especially during the off-season, when prices could become prohibitively high due to scarcity of supply.
Durian is highly nutritious, with high protein, carbohydrate and vitamin contents. The tree has an economic life span of 25 years or more. Although, its fruit has a peculiar odor, it’s invigorating, refreshing richness and the exotic taste makes the fruit well known in all corners of the world.
It is one of the most popular fruits in Southeast Asia. However, its production is confined almost exclusively to tropical South East Asia.
- High Value Fruit: Growing Durian
- Best Durian Farm Practices and Other Tips
- Utilization and Processing of Durian Fruit
- A Study of Growing Durian in Mindanao
- How to Make Your Fruits Sweeter and Juicier
- Incentives of RA-7900 – High-Value Crops Dev. Act
- Plant, planting materials and seeds
- How to Make Paper from Durian Rinds
For more information contact:
DA-SMIARC, Bago Oshiro, Davao City, Tel: (082) 293-0109.