We’ve rolled right into the season for durians – a thorny tropical fruit you either love or hate with a passion.
Durians are generally divided into two main categories – bitter or sweet. Though there are breeds that are both bitter and sweet, most people would prefer one predominant taste. For the uninitiated, you might only be familiar with two breeds: Mao Shan Wang and D24. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are actually hundreds of durian types in the world, mostly grown in Malaysia and Thailand.
Whether you like your durian sweet or bitter, here’s all you need to know about the different types of durians you can find in Singapore this season.