How to tell if a durian is good? Plump and flesh durians from Durian SG Prime

When is durian season in Singapore, you ask?

The main durian season is in June, while the smaller season starts in January. While there are still durian drops in between, they won’t be as cheap as in-season durians. But that’s not an issue if you know the right guy. I recently ordered Mao Shan Wang (MSW) for $23/kg online, when the market rate was $28.

Durian SG Prime, an online durian delivery in Singapore, offers the best prices for the highest-quality durians such as Mao Shan Wang and Black Gold.

MSW versus Black Gold

What’s the difference between Mao Shan Wang (MSW) and Black Gold?

While MSW is more popular among the masses, Black Gold is a durian breed that’s a few grades higher. Both have a similar flavour profile, but Black Gold has a slightly more astringent aftertaste. Some may also argue that Black Gold has a more distinctive silky texture, but personally, both durians from Durian SG Prime have almost the same texture. Both were plump and creamy, with tons of flesh around the seed.

Although it was past durian season, I thought it was just as good as the ones that I had in June.

Low prices all year

The main reason for Durian SG Prime’s low prices is that their durians are sourced from new plantations in Malaysia. Meanwhile, other durian suppliers would be competing for durian from the same place, resulting in unnecessarily high prices.

However, new plantations doesn’t equate to young trees. All their durian trees are beyond 40 years old, which produces fleshy durians. Durians from young trees generally have a thicker husk, which results in less meat.

Head down to Aljunied to dine in, or head over to Durian SG Prime to order their durians online directly. In addition to durians, their shop also carries other fresh fruits such as jackfruits, longans and watermelons.

Location: Lorong 24A 456 Geylang, Singapore 389415
Opening hours: 10-1am

*This article is written in collaboration with Durian SG Prime, but all opinions are of my own

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