Die-hard and long-term fans of the King of fruits should already be well acquainted with the different types of durians and the different price variations. However, if you’re new to liking durians and want to be more knowledgeable when buying durians (it is your time to shine as a durian connoisseur), here is a simple guide explaining the differences between the durians and prices in Singapore.
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It is important to note that different types of durians have different prices depending on the quality and origin. For example, Pahang Mao Shan Wang is usually able to fetch a higher price than those exported from JB. Similarly, a Musang King Durian is usually more expensive than a regular D13 durian.
These prices are subjected to fluctuations and if the fruit is harvested in season. However, the differences are usually not too much.
Mao Shan Wang Durian / Musang King Durian Price
First, we start off this article with one of the most sought after durians by the masses – The Mao Shan Wang Durian also commonly referred to as Musang King. The Mao Shan Wang Durian is usually one of the most expensive types when compared to the other variations of durians.
The Musang King originated from a very old tree in Gua Musang. This durian is usually oval in shape and light green in colour with thick and short spines. One way to identify a Mao Shan Wang is to check the bottom of the durian for a brown star shaped pattern.
The durian flesh is bright yellow in colour and has a very buttery texture. It should have a very rich, sweet and sometimes bitter flavour. It should be easy to lift from the husk and have a dry and creamy touch to it.
Depending on the origin of the durian, they have different durian seasons as well. For example, Johor durian season is around June to July whereas Pahang season kicks off from August to September.
As such, the average Musang King / Mao Shan Wang durian price for this crowd-favourite usually varies from $14/kg to $20/kg depending on the quality, durian seller and the seasonal price.
Golden Phoenix Durian Price
The Golden Phoenix is also known as Jin Fong, which many regard as the Queen of durians, right after the Mao Shan Wang.
This durian has a thinner husk and smaller seeds than the average durian therefore, it has a good flesh to husk ratio. The Golden Phoenix is normally smaller and more round in shape. The colour can vary from light green to greyish brown depending on where it was grown.
The flesh has a pale yellow colour and is dry with a floral aroma. It is not as pungent and not overly sweet, which makes it a good choice for those who are trying durians for the first time.
Golden Phoenix durian price ranges from $18-$20/kg. Get the actual Golden Phoenix durian price.
Black Gold Durian Price
Durian sellers have also started differentiating between the different grades of Mao Shan Wang by separating the cream of the Mao Shan Wang crop and selling them at a premium price. One of the more common labels is Black Gold.
These labels are subjective as they are determined by the durian seller who would sort the fruits when the shipment comes. The smaller and odd shaped ones would be sold at the cheaper price of around $10-$15/kg. The average ones will go for $16-$20/kg and the best ones labelled Black Gold durian will be sold at $23/kg.
These durians usually come from mature durian trees which are capable of producing deep, bitter and complex flavours with a musky aroma. Find out more on the actual black gold durian price.
D13 Durian Price
The D13 Durians usually come with a thicker and heavier husk so you might end up paying a bit more for the fruit. The shape of the fruit is usually sharp and pointed at the bottom, with thicker thorns on its surface.
The flavour is usually more sweet but at times, bitter-sweet as well. The flesh is more orangey red with areas of grey that indicates its bitterness. It is more chewy and very light on the palate. The quality of the D13 is usually more consistent and most fruits are good when opened so there is little wastage.
As such, compared to the ones mentioned above, D13 durian has the most affordable price range from $10-$11/kg or sometimes even sold for as low as $5/durian. You can get D13 durian price list here.
Where to get started?
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