I didn’t get the impression that anyone else really thought this was a good idea, says Ian Crown about the 80 durian trees planted on his Puerto Rico farm. Now, he’s changing people’s minds about the King of Fruit.
Inspired by a USDA report about underutilized tropical fruits, Ian took it on himself to grow as many types of fruit as he can. His farm is a menagerie of obscure and definitely underutilized gems of the fruit world, with a focus on durians, mangosteens and rambutans.
This year Ian’s mangosteens reached US consumers at Whole Foods in California, and he hopes his rambutans and, just maybe, durian will be able to follow suit.
Thanks to Ian for a great tour, an interesting interview, and of course, his awesome durian.
I hope you enjoy this video and thanks for watching!