The tallest durian tree in the world

I really enjoyed this article about the hunt for more elusive Durians. The red and orange Durians, as this article confirms are dead disappointing in taste and it’s just not worth the hassle apart from the novelty of bring instagrammed with it in your hand. Wild Durians probably are relatively “gamey” and appeal only to a narrow palate or if there’s nothing else around to eat.

What was interesting in the article was the mention of the tallest durian tree at 57.5m. The century old tree is located in the deep interior of Sabah in Kampung Kenang-Kenangan supposedly produces 2000 fruit per season. Wow… that’s a real durian bonanza.

The tallest durian tree is located in Tongod

He’s on the hunt for the tortoise durian .. I’m keen to know what that’s like.

One thought on “The tallest durian tree in the world

  1. Hi Sone, I have to disagree…the variety in red and orange durians is just astounding, and while not all of the red durians are sweet (and some are just odd, think waxy sour cream and onion), some of the orange are my absolute favorite. Once you’ve had a really good orange one (or even better, a hybrid) it’s hard to go back to just regular ole durian…

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