2019 SEASON IS OVER. Next season begins around November 2020.
The pride of Australia’s fledgling durian industry, Tropical Primary Product’s fresh HEW1 durians is an homage to the Malaysian durian kampung.
Dubbed the "Kangaroo King", the HEW1 thrives in Darwin's subtropical climate as a big sized durian, averaging between 1.5-4 kg. Its flesh is a rich turmeric yellow colour. Its fresh, undoubtedly pungent aroma compliments the HEW1’s firm yet creamy, bittersweet delicious flesh.
The HEW1 budwood were propagated in Malaysia mostly from durian kampung variety, then cultivated and grafted on to local durian trees in Darwin.
This is the durian that gave The Thorny Fruit Co its humble beginnings.
The Thorny Fruit Co might be the only place you can specifically purchase HEW1 durians this year, without being mixed up with other varieties.
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. There is no marketing or labelling by variety in those shops.