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The durian tree, reaching 90 to 130 ft (27-40 m) in height in tropical forests, is usually erect with short, straight, rough, peeling trunk to 4 ft (1.2 m) in diameter, and irregular dense or open crown of rough branches, and thin branchlets coated with coppery or gray scales when young.
The durian is grown to a limited extent in the southern Philippines, particularly in the Provinces of Mindanao and Sulu.
The durian is ultra-tropical and cannot be grown above an altitude of 2,000 ft (600 m) in Ceylon; 2,300 ft (700 m) in the Philippines, 2,600 ft (800 m) in Malaysia.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/morton/durian_ars.html   (2504 words)

 Durian – Wikipedia
Durian ist die stachelige Frucht des Durian- oder Zibetbaumes (Durio zibethinus), dessen Name sich vom malaiischen oder indonesischen Wort „duri“, was Stachel oder Dorn bedeutet, ableiten kann.
Mehrere medizinische Untersuchungen zu dieser Frage brachten bisher kein eindeutiges Ergebnis, legen aber den Schluss nahe, dass keine schädigende Wechselwirkung zu erwarten ist.
In Singapur ist auch das Mitführen von Durians in der MRT (U-Bahn) untersagt, worauf entsprechende Schilder hinweisen; auf eine Strafe wird allerdings verzichtet.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Durian   (741 words)

 Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Durian—The Real Forbidden Fruit
In The Malay Archipelago, famed Victorian naturalist and evolutionary theorist Alfred Russell Wallace wrote, "To eat durian is a new sensation worth a voyage to the East to experience." Roughly 150 years later, some adventurous members of the science department at BBG, including yours truly, decided to test his assertion.
The durian tree (Durio zibethius) is native to moist equatorial forests in southeast Asia.
A traditional way of preparing durian is to cook it with sticky rice and sugar in coconut milk, which apparently helps neutralize the unpleasant pong.
www.bbg.org /gar2/topics/kitchen/2002fa_durian.html   (819 words)

 Durian Fruit
Durian is an expensive and exotic fruit from Asia and is referred to as "The king of all fruits".
Durian belongs to the Bombacaceae family and is native of south and east Asia and is grown in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, southern Philippines and other Asian countries.
Aside from being eaten fresh, the durian fruit is made into durian flavored candies, cakes, biscuits, shakes, ice cream and (believe it or not) durian flavored condoms - due to it's reputation as an aphrodisiac.
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 NASA - Hurricane Season 2006: Durian (Western Pacific)
Rainfall totals due to Durian are shown in the image for the period November 24 to December 1, 2006 for the Central Philippines and range from 50 millimeters to 250 millimeters.
Durian finally became a minimal typhoon on the afternoon of the 28th as the storm was beginning to take aim at the central Philippines.
PST (1500Z) Durian became a Super Typhoon in the Western Pacific Ocean and was packing maximum sustained winds of 135 knots (15 mph) with gusts to 165 knots (189 mph).
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2006/h2006_durian.html   (1907 words)

Durian (Durio zibethinus Murr) is a tropical lowland fruit native to Southeast Asia.
Durian usually only flowers once annually producing a large number of blossoms in late winter and early spring following a long (1-2 month) dry period.
Durian blooms nocturnally beginning in the late evening and peaking at midnight.
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The durian is thought to be one of Southeast Asia's most ancient and primitive trees.
Walking under a durian tree when the fruit is ripe could be hazardous to your health because the tough, yellowish rind is covered with densely set and pointed 3 to 7-sided spines.
Durian is one of the favorite fruits in Southeast Asia where it is known as the"King of Fruit".
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /durian.htm   (893 words)

 Durian - King of Fruits
To durian lovers, its aroma is heavenly and cannot be separated from its divine taste; durian haters, on the other hand, despise it and think it is has the stench of garlic and onions, and worse yet, of sewer or rotten meat.
Perhaps the smell and taste of durian is an "Asian thing" imbued into their genes from generations of exposure to the fruit, you say.
Encountering a durian for the first time is not unlike encountering someone with an overbearing personality; the strong odor and strange taste are like a "facade" to protect a most delicate and delightful character.
www.thaifoodandtravel.com /features/durian.html   (1330 words)

 What's a Durian?
Durian has a characteristic delicious flavor, creamy texture, and tantalizing fragrance that is just...
The durian tree is a strong, powerful, majestic tree that appears to have no inbuilt genetic program to die; if older trees die after centuries, it is the result of damage by wind, lightning, flood, humans, or soil deterioration followed by weakness and disease—not the result of sheer old age.
It is this characteristic super-fast deterioration of durian fragrance in a closed space that has led to the banning of durians in many public places in Southeast Asia, such as hotels, buses, and airplanes.
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 Society & Culture: The Durian Group on Care2
Every year, with the coming of the durian season, the air is filled with a heavy 'odoromatous' presence; and the streets are lined with hastily composed pyramidal piles and altars for the King of fruits - the durian.
Open backside type Durians with their bottoms with are gaping or beginning to gape have seen better days - 2 or 3 to be precise - where they have been paraded, manhandled and put back on the shelf, rejected by all and sundry.
Having ensured that the durian is clean and that there is no impediment in your nasal passages repeat the inhalation process, with both thumbs and thenar eminence cupped to exclude any extraneous smell.
www.care2.com /c2c/group/The_Durian   (1092 words)

 Tropical Fruit - Durian & Mangosteens
Durians have about five segments, each containing several seeds and these are surrounded by a custard-like aril.
Durian seeds may be roasted in hot ashes, or cut into slices and fried in spiced coconut oil.
The durian is not only a meal to the lover, but has in fact the requisite food values.
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Durian is a fruit which is well liked in Southeast Asian countries, but westerners usually do not want to try it because it has a pungent smell that is difficult to describe.
Durian has a very thick and thorny husk, which usually is opened with a machete or large knife.
The durian is roughly the size of a soccer ball.
www.seasite.niu.edu /Thai/fruits/eng_version/durian.htm   (184 words)

I would guess it might kill you, if you were standing under a durian tree, when one fell on your head.
Durian season runs through April and May for the Thai durian and somewhat later for the Malay ones.
The durian season is as eagerly anticipated by local Asians each year, as Christmas is by children in the West.
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 Durian Fruit: The King of Fruit: Delicious but stinky Durian fruit is Asia's King of Fruit
Durian, looking much like a large spiky tribble (spot the Star Trek reference!), comes in nine edible varieties and is native to southeast Asia.
According to the experts, the locus of durian diversity is on the island of Borneo where I was born.
While durian fruit is not native to Thailand, the country has become the largest exporter of the fruit.
asiancuisine.suite101.com /article.cfm/durian__the_king_of_fruit   (853 words)

 Durian - Wikiquote
Durian is the fruit of several species of trees in the genus Durio, especially Durio zibethinus.
The durian — neither Wallace or Darwin agreed on it.
For example, imagine part of a review of literature on the theological significance (tongue-in-cheek, of course) of the durian, that Asian fruit that has only lovers and haters: "Professor Adriel Sandoval, in agreement with Yeng Ka Seng and Komarno, states that durian will be the fruit of the tree of life.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Durian   (754 words)

Your visit to the Bao Sheng Durian Farm includes a tour of an authentic plantation, a talk on the different species of durians, a first-hand view of how durians are collected and a full scale feast of durians under thatch-roofed stalls.
Chang is explain to you after eating the durian on how to experience the reaction in your body.
We will show you eat durian by ranking which from young to old tree, various to Champions types, creamy to bittersweet taste.
www.durian.com.my   (469 words)

 Durian Production
Durian is adapted to sandy loam and clay loam, with high organic matter, reasonably deep and slightly acidic soil (pH of 5.6).
Durian grows in lowland tropics in elevation up to 800 meters above sea level with optimum temperature of 25-35 0C and 80% relative humidity.
Provide shade to newly planted durian seedlings for a period of two weeks to a few months depending on weather condition to enable the plant to recover from transplanting shock and to shade it from strong sunlight.
www.da.gov.ph /tips/durian.html   (629 words)

Durians from an older tree will bear fruits having a wrinkled texture with smooth, thick, sticky and creamy flesh that tastes sweeter and have a stronger fragrance and flavour.
By holding the durian and shaking it, if you can feel and hear the movements inside it means the flesh does not stick on the shell, and that this is the dry type.
Durians drop mostly at night, because night time is cooler, and it must satisfy this condition.
www.durian.com.my /duriantalk.htm   (720 words)

 Planet Marcussen: The Delectable Durian - epicurious series
Durians can be grown in plantations, but since only >15-year old trees bear fruit, the economics of such projects make painful reading.
Durians are an expensive obsession in south-east Asia, where fruit plantations are closely guarded during harvest season.
Tempoyak is fermented durian, a Malaysian equivalent of aged cheese, eaten cooked or uncooked with rice.
www.jsmarcussen.com /durian/durian2.htm   (806 words)

 Asia Food Glossary Page
A good durian is sweet and has the texture of smooth, rich custard and the flavour, while quite unlike anything else, hints at banana, mango, pineapple, pawpaw (all somewhat over-ripe) and vanilla.
Roughly the size of a soccerball, heavy for its size, and coming to a point at one end, the skin of the durian is thick, covered in sharp, sturdy spines of dull green which yellow as the fruit ripens.
Durian is considered 'heating' to the body and for this reason, a feast of durian is followed with 'cooling' mangosteens.
www.asiafood.org /glossary_2.cfm?wordid=3262   (598 words)

 Durian fruit in the Philippines
The durian is becoming more and more an expensive fruit, even in the Philippines.
Southern Mindanao is considered the "durian republic" in the Philippines.
The durian fruit-tree is widely spread through Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
www.philippines.hvu.nl /durianfruit.htm   (329 words)

Having one of the most pungent odors of any fruit in the world, the durian is either scorned or adored.
Durian trees are extremely tropical and will be killed by temperatures in the mid 30's.
Frozen and canned durian are now available in many parts of the world but the quality pales in comparison to the fresh form.
www.tradewindsfruit.com /durian.htm   (203 words)

 1,000 feared dead after Philippines storm - Asia-Pacific - MSNBC.com
Durian, downgraded to tropical storm, lashes Vietnam, killing at least 27
Durian was downgraded to a tropical storm before slamming Vietnam's southern coast, killing at least 24 people and destroying thousands of houses, officials said Tuesday.
On Thursday, Durian lashed the Philippines with 165 mph winds and a five-hour deluge that dislodged tons of debris from the slopes of the Mayon volcano.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15959573   (475 words)

 Neways Duri Fusion / Durian Fusion**: Durian die Sensationsfrucht aus Asien - Neways Duri Fusion ist der erste ...
Durian the King of Fruits (König der Früchte), wie Ihn die Bewohner Südostasiens bezeichnen wächst an Bäumen, die bis zu 50 Meter hoch werden können und zählt zu den ältesten Pflanzen der Erde.
Durian ist der König der Früchte, mit unglaublichen Nährstoffwerten, aber weltweit völlig unbekannt.
Hinweis von unserer Seite: Die Aussagen zur Durian Frucht lassen sich durch allgemein genutzte und bekannte wissenschaftliche Angaben stützen.
www.pionier-team.de /durian.php   (407 words)

 Durian Stories
Durians greatly vary in quality; the mediocre and low quality ones are often just OK to pretty good, edible but forgettable.
Chanthiburi was billing their festival to be the World Durian Festival, maybe it really was and I missed the early good parts, but from what I saw Rayong perhaps better deserves that title for their fair.
As I arrived, a very energetic durian auction was underway, auctioning off a small mountain of growers' best durians that had been in the competition and judging, all with attached tags and many with triangular windows cut into the rind for display.
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 Tropical Fruit - Durian & Mangosteens
Both mangosteen and durian are native to South East Asia and require a year round, warm, very humid, equatorial climate.
Fermented durian, wrapped in palm leaves, remain palatable for up to a year.
To choose a durian, pick a fruit which is comparatively light and who's stem appear big and solid.
www.proscitech.com.au /trop/d.htm   (1013 words)

 About durian
The Durian tree is a tall tree towering as high as 40m in the jungle rainforest or in semi-orchard.
The durian is native to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Like Durian, Math could be thorny and STINK to some people, but it is the most precious delicacy to the many who like it.
ldt.stanford.edu /~chaoyc/emol2/durian.htm   (324 words)

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