Philippines May Export Durian to USA and Europe
That’s right, asian grocers in the USA might have more to offer than frozen Thai durians in the years to come. The city government of Davao, Philippines is exploring the possibility of expanding their durian exports to include whole fruits. In recent years, Davao has experienced a surplus of durians. Opening up to the global market would help farmers’ profits and protect against durian devaluation. Plus, the country has tonnes of the fresh fruit during the second half of the year when the world’s main durian supplier, Thailand, is between seasons.
I hope the Davao’s City Agriculturist Office is successful soon. I can’t wait to share some tasty Arancillo and Puyat durians with friends and family back in the states.
Read the original article at SunStar.