You open the Durian with a large knife along the fracture lines
which can be observed running from the stem to the base. Prise the
knife into one of these lines and lever the knife with force. Usually
eaten fresh, but it can also be cooked with sticky rice or mixed
with sugar as a preservative. Often used as a flavouring in cakes
Rice with Durian
University - Centre for New Crops and Plants - Durian
This site is a chapter from a book written by Julia
Morton. Gives a detailed description of the different varieties,
climate, soil, season, pests and diseases and food uses. A good
photograph. You can purchase this classic book Fruits
of Warm Climates online from Amazon.
to Choose a Good Durian
An article written by Dr Alfred Tan, a Durian afficiondo.e
Wallace: His Encounters with a Durian
These are extracts from Wallace's book The Malay Archipelago
written during his travels in the region in the 1850s and 1860s
fruit is shaped like a hedgehog and smells like compost?
An amusing personal account of how Phil Johnson, the
author tastes his first Durian.