BUILD YOUR OWN DURIAN BOX! Now in the Shop

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  1. Jo Zimny says

    Hello: I have purchased a durian from a local Asian store here in Ithaca, NY. I am not sure if it’s ripe. I can’t send you a photo, so I can’t show you it. I have eaten durian many times here in the US. I bought one in Massachusetts and several in New Mexico. The ones in New Mexico were always so good and I knew when they were ripe, but this one, I got in NY I’m not sure. I’ve had it for 3 or 4 days now. It doesn’t make any noise when I shake it. It smells pretty good but doesn’t sound hollow when I bang on it. I know the shell will crack open, that way you really know it’s ripe. I’ve had that happen a few times. I’ve also noticed some of the white is starting to show between the little pyramids. I put it in the oven with just the light on for a few days hoping that would help it ripen up, but I have never had to do that before. I also put a skewer into the flesh and it came out slightly moist, but it had no flesh on it at all. I think they sold me an unripe durian. Will it actually ripen on its own? Any advice would be helpful. I don’t want to open it if it isn’t ripe. Thanks!

  2. PATRICK Shinsato says

    I have a durian tree that was grown from a grafted seedling and it is over 14 yeaŕs old. No. Fruit and then one day this week, we found a fruit pod on the ground. Crazy, out of no where it was there, upon checking there were no other fruits? What gives? How is there only 1? Hòpefully more will come? Aloha! From the 50th state- Hawaii

    • [email protected] says

      Hey Patrick! Are there any other trees around? It might be that your tree was a lonely one with no boyfriend/girlfriend trees nearby to make fruit with until recently, when maybe someone planted a new tree in the neighborhood? Keep an eye out for flowers and keep my posted!

  3. CocaKolaKid says

    Did you write that future article on how to pick a ripe durian including the frozen ones? If so, please post the link. If not, I hope you are still planning to do it. So far I've only seen whole frozen durians or frozen prepackaged durians available in Toronto. Bought them twice. Lucked out on the first one; it was very tasty. Not so lucky on the second; it had a milder flavour.

  4. Anonymous says

    I have a grafted durian, and I want to plant in a large pot. Because I don't have big space to plant it in my area. The question is can this durian tree will it survive for a long year in a pot? any one can help me.

    • Lindsay Gasik says

      I had to ask my friend Jay from http://www.tropicalfruithunters.com about this one. Here's what he says:

      "I believe a grafted durian will do just fine in a container…don't let the container be much bigger than the root mass. Once it starts producing several branches and well established in the container, then the plant can begin to be pruned/shaped how they wish. They as if the tree will survive a long year. I'm assuming they are asking "many years". I would say absolutely it can. Now, will it get the growth necessary to begin fruiting in the normal time? Depends upon where they are located I imagine. I wish I had a nice grafted tree to try on my own!!!"

      Hope that helps 🙂

  5. Johnny Kay says

    I have 3 Durian trees growing on my property here in Far North Queensland and finally 2 trees are bearing fruit, I think one is the Mon Tong variety as the fruits are huge Im just hoping that they ripen soon but not all at the same time. there's only so much Durian one can eat.

  6. Johnny Kay says

    I have 3 Durian trees growing on my property here in Far North Queensland and finally 2 trees are bearing fruit, I think one is the Mon Tong variety as the fruits are huge Im just hoping that they ripen soon but not all at the same time. there's only so much Durian one can eat.

  7. ngumbang says

    The best way that I found personally is by smelling. But smells can fool you. Then shake it. If you hear something is dangling inside, it means the durian got to be small on the inside. But if you hear nothing, then that means it is compact and good to go.

    The final resort is through observation. That is colour. Most durians with that golden or yellowish and orange colour, tend to stand out. They are the best.

  8. Lindsay says

    Well, I think so. If you like durian, it still tastes good. Monthong durian is still a good fruit, it just doesn't compare (IMHO) to the real deal. If you've never had durian, it will give you a rough idea of what a durian tastes like, although the texture will be off.

    Anything's better than no durian at all, right? 😉

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