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  • WSFM Jonesy & Amanda Tastes Their First Durian

    What do you get when Sydney's most entertaining radio duo tries durian for the first time? WSFM with Jonesy & Amanda invited The Thorny Fruit Co to help them experience the world's most stinkiest fruit... >>
  • Job Vacancy: A Thorny Team Assistant (Casual/Part Time)

    We're seeking a Thorny Fruit lover as a casual/part time Team Assistant! ✅ THE GIG You’ll ensure our customers are happy with their orders and re...
  • COVID-19 Lockdown Affected Service

    UPDATE SUN 22 AUG 2021: Our family have AGAIN been contacted by NSW Health and notified that we are classified as CLOSE CONTACTS to a confirmed COV...
  • Understanding Musang King Durian Grading

    Curious to know, how many durian lovers here know what the Musang King durian grading means? It does not apply to other durian clones like D24, D101 etc. Only Musang King.

    • AA-Grade
    • A-Grade
    • B-Grade 
  • The Problem with Retailers and Refrozen Durians

    WHICH DURIAN WAS RE-FROZEN - Left or Right? And why does it matter? If you’re paying a premium $30-35/kg for a Musang King, it should matter. Re-fr...
  • [APPEAL] Keep The Thorny Fruit Co Alive

    I've spent the last week or so completely torn in two. I've hit a financial roadblock because I tried to grow the business too fast without capital...
  • Business Changes effective 20th May 2021

    Effective 20th May 2021, we will scale down & cease our weekly concierge service of fresh produce. Frozen durians will continue to be available every week.

    Unfortunately, even with business booming the past 12 months, I haven't been able to find consistent staff to help with the picking and packing of weekly orders. Therefore, I've regretfully had to make the decision to scale down to stop the concierge service model, and go back to the grassroots of The Thorny Fruit Co.

  • The Far North Queensland Tropical Fruit Enigma

    Australian-grown tropical fruits are in scarce supply and will remain on the high end of the price spectrum for several reasons (and decades yet). The primary reason being the majority of tropicals are not grown commercially.
  • The Price of Australian Mangosteens

    The price of Australian mangosteens are a contentious issue - mainly from Southeast Asian migrants living in Australia. Understandably so, as mangosteens are native to Southeast Asia, grow and fruit prolifically.
  • Malaysian vs Thailand Durian

    Having been disappointed by finding that so-called "pulp only" packaged Malaysian durians purchased from Asian supermarkets come with seeds (they...
  • Fresh vs Frozen Musang King D197

    Having finally got the privilege to taste fresh chilled Musang King D197 from Malaysia, I now understand how different the flavour experience can b...
  • How do you know if your durian is fresh or frozen?

    Science lesson ahead... 🤣I recently learnt this from our Aussie durian farmer Han Shiong. I reckon it’s a good trick to learn, as I’ve started seei...