Durian - The King of Fruits
Dubbed the King of Fruits, durian is undoubtedly one of Malaysia’s most significant products. There are many different durian breeds planted in Malaysia, with each breed having its own distinctive flavour and aroma. Unlike artificially ripened durians commonly found in other countries, where the durians are unnaturally ripened by ethephon (a ripening agent) and immediately collected upon ripening, the durians in Malaysia mature naturally and are collected when they separate from the tree naturally. This natural process gives the durians their distinctive flavour and pleasurable aroma. Although durian is a seasonal fruit, it is available throughout the year here in Malaysia. Generally, July-September and November- January are the peak harvest periods for durians.
The Home of Durian – Raub
Nestled in Pahang, Raub is acclaimed as the home of Musang King due to its premium quality and good harvest. Raub is the ideal place to grow premium Musang King durian because of its strategic location in the Peninsular Malaysia’s main mountain range that is home to Malaysia’s three famous mountains – Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands and Fraser’s Hill. These three mountains embrace Raub, providing the cool climate, clean air and abundant rain that are essential for Musang King’s abundant growth. Raub’s abundant sunlight and good drainage further ensure a bountiful Musang King harvest.