About Durian

Durian is regarded by many people in Southeast Asia as “The King of Fruits”. The fruit is known for its thorn covering, unique taste and distinctive aroma. The term Durian emerged from the fruit’s distinctive thorn covering and comes from the Malay word Duri which means thorn.

Since the durian is open-pollinated, it shows many differences in fruit shape, size, smell, color, texture and taste. And these differences have contributed much to the fun and excitement durian lovers enjoy about the durian’s appeal and mystique. It’s a never-ending adventure to discover new variations of flavor, aroma, appearance, and texture found in the many durian cultivars, and from one fruit to the next.

History of Durian

Durian – Is becoming the preferred choice of new agricultural investment due to it being more profitable.

Durian market especially Musang King with proven and stable export markets with high levels of consumption across Asia-China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan; is increasing enormously and one which will alter Malaysia’s agricultural landscape.

From small growers to property tycoons and companies currently investing in palm plantations, everyone is interested to get into the act.

Why Malaysia

  • Durian is indigenous to Malaysia and there are officially140 varieties of durian registered with the government.
  • Each variety’s unique flavour reflects the soil and climatic conditions of the place where they are grown.
  • Tasting notes for a durian can read much like those for wine.

Malaysia durians are more aromatic, with a sweeter, creamier flavor because they are 100% naturally ripened on trees and fall naturally to the ground.


The soil, water quality, temperature and other conditions in Malaysia are highly suitable for the growth of this fruit, particularly the notoriously "temperamental Musang King".

Malaysia is characterised by a humid tropical climate.

Heavy rainfall

2540 mm p.a. and above

Average daily temperatures of


Humidity averaging about



◆ Matured and complete agroecosystem in developing durian plantations.

◆ Enhance the efficiency of durian production by applying state of the art farming techniques.

◆ World class cold chain facilities to deliver the freshest durians for both domestic and international market.

Types of Durian

D197 – Musang King

A fitting name for the King of Fruits, Musang King or Mao Shan Wang literally means Cat Mountain King. The Musang King durian is undoubtedly one of the most beloved durians.
Fruit shape has a thick, golden yellow flesh, very smooth with little or no fibress oval to ellipsoid and has a light green husk. Its bittersweet and rich, the custardy texture will definitely get you hooked!

D200 – Black Thorn

One of the higher-grade durians, the extremely rare Black Thorn durian changes the game with its intense, bitter flavours and custardy orange-red flesh.
Black Thorn is called Ocee (Black) in Chinese and Duri Hitam (Black Thorn) in Malay. The most logical story for the name is that this Black Thorn tends to have the dry, shriveled remnant of the flower stamen still attached to the bottom, which looks like a long, skinny black thorn.

D24 – Sultan

Also known as the “Sultan Durian”, its popularity comes right after Musang King’s. D24 glows in golden yellow, not to mention its aroma and texture is amazingly rich!

D160 – Tekka

One of the hottest breeds with a bittersweet profile and a mild aroma.

D175 – Red Prawn

This breed stands out with a sweet vermillion flesh, rich and pungent aroma, and a unique sticky texture.


Extremely tender flesh with a bitter profile, the XO durian is special for its fermented taste.

D198 – Golden Phoenix

One of the top picks by durian aficionados for its pale-coloured flesh yet a robust aroma and taste.


D101 is a common favourite for many durian lovers and children who prefer indulging in sweet durians!


The D1 durian is milky and sweet. The flesh is slightly crunchy on the surface but will slip off the seeds with ease.


Known as a ‘kampung’ breed, the D13 durian is another household favourite. With its bright orange flesh and sweet, fragrant taste, D13 is a delicious sticky treat for those who enjoy less pungent flavours.

Health Benefits of Durian

Calories : 357
Fat : 13 grams
Carbs : 66 grams
Fiber : 9 grams
Protein : 4 grams
Vitamin C : 80% of the DV
Thiamine : 61% of the DV
Manganese : 39% of the DV
Vitamin B6 : 38% of the DV
Potassium : 30% of the DV
Riboflavin : 29% of the DV
Copper : 25% of the DV
Folate : 22% of the DV
Magnesium : 18% of the DV
Niacin : 13% of the DV