Durian Resources

Excerpt from Nirav's notes...

Bao Sheng Durian Farm, Penang, Malaysia — http://www.durian.com.my

About half of the small island of Penang in Malaysia, about 100 km [ 60 miles] south of the border with Thailand (at 5 degrees north latitude), is densely urban. Much of its remaining mountainous and picturesque rural area is populated with durian trees of farms that produce choice connoisseur durians regarded by many as the best in Malaysia. Bao Sheng Durian Farm is but one of many great durian farms on the island that can be recommended — and it is one that has become internationally famous. That’s easily explained by the virtue of the creme-de-la-creme top quality durians its 600 trees on 20 mountainside acres produce (including nine of the best Malaysian varieties); by its being the first durian farm in Malaysia, maybe anywhere, to have its own informative and well-constructed website which has guided people from all around the world to the farm’s entrance; and by the friendliness and readily-shared durianology mastery of T.S. Chang and his wife and brothers, who inherited the farm from his father, who wisely planted the farm for future generations beginning in the early 1960’s. In addition to their memorable delectable fruit in season, Bao Sheng offers enjoyable and educational tours of the farm, and grafted young trees of their choice varieties — T.S. is willing to work with anyone overseas to export live durian trees to their lands, which would require acquiring all necessary government agriculture permits on both ends and coordinating air freight shipment. The trees themselves are quite inexpensive.