Besides a strong pungent smell, Durian fruit has a dangerous yet protective outer shell that produces spikes all around it that can make it difficult to open.
Everyone who live in areas where the trees with its massive fruits are grown know better to stand underneath the fruit durian tree because like oranges or apples the fruit will fall off the tree, but because of the massive size if one was to fall and you were lucky enough or should I say unlucky enough to be there at the wrong time it could wind up really bad.
It is approximately the size of a soccer ball and the skin of the durian is thick and green at first but when the fruit is ripe it will be yellow.
This fruit is ripe for eating when it splits along the seam.
Inside the fruit is divided into sections and within the smooth white walls of each section are three or four large, cream colored seeds. Its kind of gross looking but each one is enclosed in a custard-like covering that can be cream to a yellow in color.
Durian is sweet and has the texture of smooth, rich custard and also taste like custard.
The taste is desired by those who are brave enough to get past the smell of onions, fortunately I like onions so it’s not so bad for me and well worth the taste.
Buy Tropical Durian Fruit
Below you can purchase seeds to grow this wonderful plant yourself or you can buy lots of delicious snacks make from this tasteful Tropical Durian Fruit.
These are the flowers from a Durian Tree that only open at night
Durian trees are thought to have originated form Borneo and Sumatra and are known and talked about as far back as the 1400's.
It is found growing wild in the southern half of Tenasserim, Lower Burma, also scattered through villages in or near Malaya, it's also common in southeastern India.
400 years ago, there was a agreement of business trade of durians between lower Burma and upper Burma where they were prized and valued with honor in the Royal Palace.
Thailand and South Vietnam are important producers of durians.
The durian is grown to a limited extent in the southern Philippines, particularly in the Provinces of Mindanao and Sulu.
Here are some more places that can grow the durian tree some of these being Hawaii, Pemba and Zanzibar, and it was intrduced to growers in the 60's to Australia.
As far as I know the Durian tree isn’t grown anywhere in the US besides Hawaii.