NEW DARWIN DURIANS SEASON began October 2021 and may run until early December 2021.
⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: Life is like a box of durians, you never know what variety you’re gonna get! There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for your order UNLESS the durian pulp is rotten inside, eaten by insects, or over-fermented/sour on the day of delivery. Please decide VERY carefully & read our RETURNS POLICY.
Tropical Primary Products (TPP) is currently Australia's largest durian farm with over 3,000 trees in their Darwin NT orchard since the early 1990s.
While TPP is known for their prized HEW1 durian after going viral on Facebook in 2018, the Siah family have many other durian tree clones and varieties growing on their farm.
These were kampung durian budwood and seedlings that were officially and legally brought to Australia from the Hew family nursery in Malaysia. They consisted of mostly from durian kampung variety, and a fair few Malaysian clones like the D24, HEW2, HEW4, HEW5, along with Thai, Vietnamese varieties - which after a period of 3-4 years of quarantine, were then cultivated and grafted on to local durian trees in Darwin for propagation.
When TPP sends their fresh durians down to the markets along the Eastern seaboard, they are sent in boxes with a “lucky dip” mix variety, and HEW1 durians respectively.
In previous years, a popular Sydney suburb Asian grocers, the HEW1 were sold among a mix of cheaper kampung and imported frozen-then-thawed durians. Often making people think that all Australian durians are HEW1. This is NOT the case. There are no marketing or labelling for any of the Australian variety in those shops.
More information about Australian Durians.
#PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE FRESH AUSTRALIAN GROWN DURIANS - They have NEVER been frozen. They also have to have a strong scent for you to know when they are ready fully ripened to be opened. If you open them too early, it is your responsibility to accept that there may be crunchy parts of the durian.
HOW TO KNOW YOUR FRESH DURIAN IS READY TO OPEN AND EAT?
Fresh durians should have to have a strong scent for you to know when they are ready fully ripened to be opened. If it is difficult to open, it is not ready. If they peel apart "easily" at the natural segment lines, then they are usually ready.
If you open them too early, it is your responsibility to accept that there may be crunchy parts of the durian. No refunds for crunchy Australian durians will be made. We do not refund based on taste preference either.
4kg PACK + FREE COOLER BAG
- Each 4kg pack will contain 2-3 pieces whole durian fruit that will weigh total approx 3.8-4.1kg
10kg Bulk Box
- Each 10kg box will contain approx. 5-10 pieces whole durian fruit