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INTERACTIVE: Durian season is in full swing, and here’s what you need to know


PETALING JAYA: There’s plenty of good reasons why the durian is called the king of fruits.

Durio zibethinus Murr – the botanical name of the Malaysian durian – reigns supreme as the country’s top fruit with 377,251 metric tonnes produced in 2019, according to the Agriculture Department.

Its figures show that durian is planted on a total of 70,286ha of land – this is almost equal to the size of Singapore, which is 72,830ha in terms of land area.

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