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Offline kelpguy

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How to choose a durian?
« on: October 05, 2019, 10:48:42 am »
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It's durian season, so good.

hey GS (or anyone)...
would you please give some tips on selecting a durian.

i usually chose them by a mature looking color, then pick one with a symmetrical shape and look at the base for the crack line and how big the spikes are and smell them.

i know nothing about what filipino varieties to look for.

tnx...

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Re: How to choose a durian?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 07:00:48 pm »
If you are in Davao City where durians abound, the cart seller will choose for you, you only pay if the durian is good, if it is not good enough, he changes it with a good one.

In metro manila, in my regular fruit stand, I ask them for a guarantee like above.

Otherwise in the wholesalers, I will just have to take a leap of faith that it may be good or not so good.

If you are to ripen them yourself, you can knock them with your knife, it goes thud... it's not yet ripe, if it seems hollow, than it is ripening.

There's also smells and cracks when ripe and the stem on top lopping off may signal if it is ripe.

Unfortunately some sellers may have picked the durian too early and it's not so good.

Your mileage may vary.

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Re: How to choose a durian?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 11:46:54 am »
thanks for the tips. looks like durian season is about over for the year; only a one vendor at the market last week.

as far as ripeness; i've been playing it safe by looking for a crack but sometimes i find the meat is a little too old. after reading this informative website on durians in the fils, i'll try a greenish skinned and some of the more colored ones ...

https://www.yearofthedurian.com/2016/10/philippines-durian-varieties.html 

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Re: How to choose a durian?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 07:20:40 pm »
thanks for the tips. looks like durian season is about over for the year; only a one vendor at the market last week.

as far as ripeness; i've been playing it safe by looking for a crack but sometimes i find the meat is a little too old. after reading this informative website on durians in the fils, i'll try a greenish skinned and some of the more colored ones ...

https://www.yearofthedurian.com/2016/10/philippines-durian-varieties.html 


Wow your website is fantastic!
Thanks!  Must plan a trip to Davao to taste them all.
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