Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Durian season

I went to SupaSave the other day to do my shopping, and realized already outside the supermarket that we are in durian season now... The durian fruit has a very distinctive (and not so pleasant) smell that you can scent from a very long distance, apparently it can be detected by animals from half a mile away!

They apparently have some kind of Thai Fruit Festival at the supermarket this week, and although the durian is not native to Thailand, the country is currently one of the major exporters of durians so the shop was full of them:

Durian flesh packed for sale, with an exposed seed.

The durian is a seasonal fruit, unlike some other non-seasonal tropical fruits such as the papaya which are available throughout the year. The season for durians is typically from June to August and prices of durians are relatively high as compared with other fruits.

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