Black ThornBlack Thorn Durian is presently the king of durians. 74 Strong nylon or woven rope netting is often strung between durian trees in orchards, serving a threefold purpose: the nets aid in the collection of the mature fruits, deter ground-level scavengers, and prevent the durians from falling onto people.
The durian got its name because the tips of the thorns on this variety tends to be darker. If you think that Singapore only has two black thorn durian seasons - hot and hotter - you're not wrong, but we'd much prefer thinking of it as durian season and no-durian season instead.
Pow was instrumental in getting Leow to participate in the competition and even went to the extent of collecting fruits from Leow's farm (and a few other Penang farms) and driving down to Bangi on the day of the competition to deliver them to the organisers.
Riding on the hype of the Shah Alam Durian Cendol, the Durian King has their own twist to their version with that gorgeous Black Thorn on top of it. I must say the star of the whole bowl is definitely still the durian while the cendol still needs some tweaks to it. Since they have just started, I am sure after some modification, this bowl of cendol would be the best dessert on a hot day.
Get your fix for cheap with D13 durians priced at three for $10 or $5. If it's the premium stuff you're after, MSW durians are priced at $15 per kg, Golden Phoenix at $18 per kg and the rare Hulu King at $22 per kg. Beyond durian, you are also able to browse their wide array of other fresh fruits as well.
Also known as Ochee (meaning Black in Chinese) and Duri Hitam in Malay, this variety originates from Penang but has since been propagated with much desirability in other states. There's no better way to enjoy the King of Fruits than cracking open the thorny shell to reveal the bright yellow, fleshy fruit.
I am going to share with you some tips on identifying the Musang King and Black Thorn. Before the Mao Shan Wang breed surged in popularity, the most famous breed back in the '90s was the D24 durians. It has a star shaped pattern at the base like the Mao Shan Wang but it looks a little different as the centre of the star is empty (See photo).
This is the first time he is participating in this competition and Penang people are very proud of him because it just proves that his Black Thorn is one of the top, premium grade durians in Malaysia right now,” says a jubilant Pow. The flesh is a pale yellow colour, not too sweet, dry and creamy with just a touch of bitterness.
The photo, which has been shared more than 85 times, shows four durian fruit with black husks, alongside a caption that states: New durian species, Blackthorn”. The flesh is not as thick as Musang King so it is lighter in texture and it also has the slight bitter after taste like XO durian.
Besides unlimited portions of the Mao Shan Wang and D24 Sultan durian, diners also get to try unique house-made desserts like the smooth and creamy durian mousse and cream puff. Almost all the fruits are now reserved by those who have tasted the fruits in Malaysia, Singapore, or Thailand.
Through their thorough inspection of its shape, husk and thorns of the durian fruit to ensure that it reaches the precise grade to be graded into the Black Thorn Premium category. Black Thorn really is a lot like Red Prawn in the most important way: when the tree is young, the both fruits are really sweet, which is just fine if strawberry and cream lozenges are your thing.
Most of the Mao Shan Wang that you see are good sized fruits which have been pre-selected. With Mao Shan Wang, durian farmers started to earn a profit,” he said. The photo in the article is almost identical to the image in the misleading post, but it shows the durians with green outer shells, not black.