Durio zibethinus


El Durian

Origin: Burma to Malaysia

The spiny green to yellow Durian fruit is notorious for its putrid smell.  Predominantly cultivated as a fruit tree in Asia, the Durio zibethinus can grow up to 40 m in the wild.  It can be eaten as tinned fruit, beaten to make a paste, sorbets or ice cream.  The shell of the fruit and leaves are used for medicinal purposes.



Fruit and seed                                                                    Fruit



Tree                                                                       Flowers