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  1. I made a little research on google and the flesh of the durian on this picture really coresponds to Musang King, with its beautifully yellow color. But I found the rind to be rather non-typical for Musang King.. Very confusing. :-) I am curious for the results. :-)

  2. Hanka, Vlk, and Florida Green Man, you are all right!

    This durian is NOT Musang King. It is a variety that is very similar called "Grand Old Lady" or Lao Tai Po.

    Please email me your mailing address to durianyear@gmail.com and I'll put a patch of your choice in the mail. Thanks for playing along!

  3. I haven't seen Musang King being sold in Thailand. I know for certain that they don't grow it in Thailand, but you might be able to find it in the frozen section at large, upscale supermarkets. I'll have to look around. My guess though, is that the Thais are proud/happy enough with their own durians, which they can get fresh, to bother with Malaysian durians.

  4. so yummy! where is the best place to find musang king at Johor bahru? Im visiting around Johor bahru in october… any recommendation? :)

    • the best place where you can find musang king is in penang malaysia at bao sheng durian farm, you can learn a lot there about durian, and he will teach you how to choose a good quality of durian.

    • Hi Anonymous, thanks for your comment. Actually Musang King is not very popular on Penang as it doesn't grow very well. Bao Sheng grows few of them and does not recommend them. If you go to Bao Sheng, remember to ask for what is in season :)

    • Hi Lindsay, thanks also for your comment. Maybe its true that this kind of durian is not popular in penang or in Bao Sheng its because they kept it as stuff so you must ask this kind of durian But if you go to there market place a lot of musang king they sell there.

    • I hope you will get a chance to go back to Penang again and compare the Musang King there to what you are familiar with. I am half-convinced it is a slightly different strain. Will look forward to hearing your opinion!

    • actually it is easy to identify musang king the clue is, the shape of the starfish below. Only musang king have that.

  5. hi anonymous #2 (hehe) – thanks for reply.. since there is a trip to there.. going to sneak to eat durian while wife and kids are going to legoland (secret but wonderful plan) .. so can only go at johor bahru area.. @lindsay: smart, as in smart at pandan area? are there many types of durian over there? or only musang king?

    • Hi Anonymous, I am not certain about which area. We were only there a few days but we visited the S-Mart twice, just told the taxi driver to go there. It cost about 12 RM from the bus station to the durian stalls. The stalls were quite large and there were about four of them, if I remember correctly, with many many types of durian.

  6. yes they have many types of durian there but the most popular is the D22 and the red prawn if you ask musang king maybe they have also,, you may try also to ask black thorn if they have, the most expensive durian than the musang king.

  7. I made a little research on google and the flesh of the durian on this picture really coresponds to Musang King, with its beautifully yellow color. But I found the rind to be rather non-typical for Musang King..

  8. Great post! Very informative. 2015 mid-year durian season is starting again! Yeh!! Last year's was miserable, especially the year-end season. Hope this June-August is a good one!

  9. Hi Lindsay, where is the farm for Mao San King in Malaysia ?
    Can we visit the farm and learn how to farming this durian ?

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