Monday, August 1, 2011

A Day in a Durian Plantation @ Pertang, Negeri Sembilan

We've all seen durians on sale in supermarkets, night markets, day markets, or even by the roadside, but how many of us have actually been to a durian plantation? We snapped up the opportunity to visit one when a relative of ours invited us to her durian plantation in Pertang, Negeri Sembilan.


A heart-shaped durian, very apt for those who love durians ♥




It was a beautiful, cool day.. perfect for the hike up to the durian plantation.


Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go... (eating has to be easiest job in the world)

The durian trees were tall, and can grow to 25-50 metres depending on the species. They flower and fruit one or two times a year. We were told that the durian fruit can hang on any branch of the tree and the fruits will usually be collected once they have fallen to the ground.


Durian hanging off the trees



Can't get any fresher than this!



Thorny


Durian tree upclose


We collected the durians which have fallen on the ground, piled them together and brought them back to the main compound to enjoy..


King of Fruits...


I am not exactly a big fan of durian due to its strong smell. I braved it and tried a few pieces of the D24 and Musang King (Mau San Wong). Personally, I prefer the Musang King as the flesh is creamier with a bittersweet aftertaste.



Damn, it's huge! D24 durian revealed.




Adorable Musang King durian flesh resembling a car.


Other than durians, we also tried some sweet mangosteens. Oh yum, it's been a while since I had these.


We had a fun time catching up with our relatives and it was a very interesting trip and certainly an eye-opener for us.

For the full set of photos, please visit my Facebook page.


Location: Pertang, Negeri Sembilan. Private property. By invitation only.

13 comments:

  1. i've never been to a durian plantation, but MANGOSTEENS are my NUMBER 1 FAVORITE FRUIT ever! and the ones in your photo look perfect: plump, juicy and perfectly ripe! i'll happily skip the durians and have 30 mangosteens instead :D

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  2. T_T

    Mangosteens are perfect with durians cos they counter the heaty-ness of the durians. Hehe. :)

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  3. Such a nice outing! Nothing beats eating fruits fresh from the trees!

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  4. i love durian but have to leave it for a while after a huge durian binge session. I"ve been to a kampung which had durian trees everywhere in the outskirts of Kuching and it's awesome! the kampung residents kept feeding us durian...i could smell durian for weeks after that even during my sleep lol

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  5. too bad i don't eat durian, but the adventure seems worth it! :D

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  6. Small Kucing: I think there are a few plantations which open themselves to the public.

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  7. Sean: I think I prefer mangosteens over durian too, since it doesn't have that pungent smell.

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  8. Pureglutton: Our relative was kind enough to select the good durians for us... it was definitely a good experience. :)

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  9. idontcryieat: It was definitely fun visiting the plantation, esp for our kids who have never seen a durian tree.

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  10. Ciki: Think you'll enjoy the hike. Anyway, why dont eat durian ah? Cos too smelly???

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