It durian season over here and the price is getting cheap. A real bargain for durian lovers. The thorny-skin durian (pronounced /ˈdjʊriən/) is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio and the Malvaceae family.
The durian, native to Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, has been known to the Western world for about 600 years. The name durian comes from the Malay word duri (thorn).
The edible flesh emits a distinctive odour, strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and offensive.
* Red Durian Flowers
In the news:
* BBC - Malaysia bets China will warm to stinky 'king of fruit' - Imagine, if only a fraction of the 1.3 billion people in China decide that they prefer durians over mandarin oranges, will there be any left over for us in Malaysia?
Gambar buah Durian.