Bernard Bautista of “Bautista Plant Nursery – Prutasan at Halaman sa Tabing Daan” in Makilala, North Cotobato is a well-known durian farmer in the Philippines. He sent orange-fleshed durian to Grace Bondad Nicolas, The Manila Times business writer, Entrepreneur, and CEO of Hidden Hills Farm By Josefino, to sample.
Grace describes the taste and texture of Durio graveolens.
“Durian is one of my favorite fruits. Seeing such variety piques my interest, and I’m grateful to Bernard for providing the fruits. I traveled to different countries just to sample different varieties, and I even paid Php 1K per kilo for Musang King. I even invited a friend to accompany me to Davao to satisfy our cravings.”
“In our farm, we have 40 trees of native durian and with Durio Graveolens, hoping to have this addition to our variety. The taste is like a crossbreed of Jackfruit and Durian, the smell is the same also, Jackfruit or Langka in the Philippines. It is like also the taste of wine. So if you like both, this is a catch. As for the texture, it’s more fine and creamy.”
Also known as the red-fleshed durian, orange-fleshed durian, or yellow durian, is a tree species in the Malvaceae family. It is one of six durian species named by Italian naturalist Odoardo Beccari. The specific epithet graveolens refers to the odor.
The edible fruit of several tree species in the genus Durio is known as a durian. As of 1987, there were 30 recognized Durio species, at least nine of which produced edible fruit, and over 300 named varieties in Thailand and 100 in Malaysia.
Puyat, the most well-known durian variety in the Philippines, is the country’s main commercial durian variety. It is the most common durian variety and is exported to many countries found in Davao City.
The durian is the edible fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio. There are 30 recognised Durio species, at least nine of which produce edible fruit, with over 300 named varieties in Thailand and 100 in Malaysia, as of 1987. The famous in the Philippines, Puyat is the Philippine’s main commercial durian variety. It’s exported to different countries and is the main durian variety you’ll find if you visit Davo City.
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