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The Thorny Blog

  • 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... >>
  • 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 
  • 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...
  • COVID-19 Impact on Imported Durians

    After the past 5 months watching the durian market in Sydney over COVID-19 effects in China, I can safely say / speculate that the price of export ...
  • How to defrost & eat whole frozen durians

    To be honest, I get frustrated when people give me “feedback” about their durians not tasting great and they’re disappointed. My personal nature is...
  • It's Durian Season Again

    This time last year was when the seed of The Thorny Fruit Co was planted. I can't believe it's been a year since I first had a whiff of the Australian durians. I recall chasing durians in Cabramatta with a friend, her daughter and my then 4 month old baby in tow.