Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.
D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.
This is one of the most expensive varieties.
XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.
Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.
Mao Shan Wang- (meaning mountain cat king) the flesh that is firm on the outside, creamy on the inside. Having the most satisfying of all durians types, having said that, this is considered the best among all.
Red, Orange meat- one of the rare varieties, fruits are very small and can be held by one palm. Both are considered as Wild Durians.
Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world
Is Durian’s Season now, some tips you may like to follow while choosing a king of fruit!
First, pick up a durian by using a towel cloth or a glove and give a gentle shake. If the sound is dull and subtle, this is just right. If it is knocking sound, the fruit is not ripe enough. It there is no sound; the fruit may be too ripe and taste bitterness (to some, bitterness is the best taste among).
Second, durian should smell little fragrant. Too pungent may indicates the fruit is too ripe.
Third, some seller allows open up the shell slightly to examine the flesh. It should feel soft and tender not watery and hard.
Fourth, buy back home and test personally.