Posted by: mohdzawi | July 29, 2008

It Is The Durian Season

It is the durian season in Pasir Mas. All durian lovers had been waiting for the local durian which is preferred over the Thai durians that has been flooding the local market previously. The Thais have been so advanced agriculturally that they could time their durian to ripen earlier than the local durians by the manipulation of the watering system and fertilizer application. It is said that they manage to produce two production seasons a year by such manipulations. When will we ever catch up on them?

The local durians are much sought after due to their taste. Well known local durians such as Kunyit, Daun or the old clone known as D24 are still popular. Our problem is our farmers are still harvesting durians planted by their fore fathers and thus some of them are merely durians that are not good to eat with the flesh barely covering the lage seeds. Thus selecting the best durian becomes an art by smelling the fruit, listening to the sound of the flesh covered seed shaking inside or merely by trusting the sellers. So buying a good durian sometimes totally depends on luck.

The best way to buy durians is to go to the orchards yourself. The orchard owner themselves will know which of their durians are good to eat. Only problem is you will have to beat the middlemen who more often than not have already booked the fruits in advance and will be there the first thing in the morning.

If you love local durians, it is time to come back to Pasir Mas.


Responses

  1. Pak Zawi, kebetulan saya meninjau-ninjau blog nampak blog baru ini. Tahniah kerana kesanggupan meluangkan masa jaga 2 blogs. Saya hak satu tu pun … tak terjaga rasanya.

    By the way, durian ni, kalau nak makan biar puas hati selalu. Kalau sikit-sikit baik toksah. Buat bau mulut jah. Dan memang durian kampung juga sedap. Durian siam saya tak jamah pun.

    Nik,
    Terima kasih kerana menjengok kemari dan juga atas ucapan tahniah Nik. Sebenarnya saya tak ada kerja lain selain dari membaca blogs, menulis blogs dan sebelah petang saya kayoh basikal keliling kampung sambil mengambil gambar sejak saya pencen bermula pada 1 Jan 2006. Blogging mengisi masa lapang saya dan menjadikan minda (otak?) saya aktif dan mengelakkan ianya degenerate earlier. Sekarang saya tinggal berdua sama isteri yang masih bekerja sebagai pendidik. Jadi Nik boleh gambarla macam mana kehidupan saya ye?
    Biasanya saya makan durian apabila saya dapat durian yang terbaik sahaja, kalau tidak saya tak akan jamah langsung melainkan meletakkannya dalam budu. Bila makan tu saya akan makan sepuas-puasnya (5 ulas hehehehe) bab masa nak makan sekali lagi entah bila pula.

  2. Salam Zawi,
    Ada dusun durian sendiri ke?
    Durian yang ditebuk itu tentu isinya bagus, kerana kalau tidak masakan itu yang menjadi pilihannya?

    Zabs,
    Salam kembali.
    Dusun tak ada la tapi dusun orang lain pun sama dengan kita punya juga jika kita bawa cukup RM hehehehe. Lagi senag begitu bab tak perlu maintain. Tupai memang pandai pilih yang terbaik. Cuma bila dia tebuk keliling je akan buat buah tu tak guna.

  3. Pak Zawi,

    I will be in Kelantan from 11 to 14 August. Will call you and hope there will still be enough durians for me..
    Captain,
    That will be nice. Puteri from the US of Puteri’s Musings should be around Kelantan with her husband during those dates. So you can meet them too. Have you told Dr. Nik about your coming?
    Please call me immediately after you set foot on Kelantan soil OK?

  4. Tahniah Bang!

    Laa Bang, you pun dah terkena virus wordpress ke? Anyway, as usual, great pics, and hoping to come by your “Pasir Mah” often…

    Hmm.. tah bila laa nak dapat ke sana ya..?

    Feisal,
    I am beginning to like it here. Thanks to you for leading the way for me. The next time you come back from the Barge just close your eyes (dont drive if you continue to close your eyes) and come over to Kelantan. Your family will be joyful for the treat to Kelantan.

  5. Welcome to WordPress Pak! It where everyone should blog at (ahem Mat Salo!)

    Great durian write up and the other day that pulut bakar thing makes my mouth water…

    I was convinced that WordPress is where I should be next after seeing Mat Salo’s Hijrah.
    Happy that you enjoyed both write up. Hope my Luqman is OK over there.

  6. Salam pok awie …

    sejak dok Selangor ni , tok rajing lar jupo Durian “AUR” …..

    ado lagi kor????

    pb,
    Pok Awi pun lupa nak sebut durian aur. Sebenarnya saya tak kiro durian nama gapo asalkan sedap dimakan dan tak lekat tangan, makan la. Tak nak lekat tangan tu bab malas nak basuh ngan sabun nak kasi hilang bau la.

  7. Assalamualaikum,
    Haha lamo doh tok kena durian nih. Kelik hari tu tokde sentuh sikit rabuk. Frust! Frust! Frust!
    Ssini tokleh beli la durian di pasar malam. Sakit hati jah. Serba serbi jenis defect ada.

    Waalaikummussalam,
    Loghat sampai tak dan nak make durian? Rugi, rugi, rugi (ikut bahasa cucu saya Lis budak Puchong tu). Lokman kat Labuan tu kena bayar RM10 nak beli sekila durian. Kalu beli pun makan sikit jah pah tu buat sambal supaya buleh make lama. kalu nak kayo export durian ko Labuan. So kalu defect tu, no wat guano mugo dalam kulit. Perhati baik baik la. Biasanya bila ada lubang kat kulit tu ada ulat la dalam.

  8. Wahhh, Captain will be in KB at the same time in august!! Great!

    Abt those Thai durians. They export them frozen to California!! Doug and I love them!!

    Nice blog, er, template choice could be brighter! Hehe, just a woman’s point of view!

    Puteri,
    Since Doug is a durian lover, your family will have a whale of a time eating durian. Hope Duncan is one too.
    Brighter template? I will do what I can as from experience, a woman’s sense is a better sense.

  9. 1. During my boyhood days, I’ve actually seen some people bought a whole “bakul” of durian at Chow Kit, and enjoyed the entire purchase all to him/herself. “Something cannot be right,” I said to myself. Even now, I can see people eating the durians right there where they bought it, squatting next to those smelly drains.

    2. I once bought 2 ulas durian, frozen, in a transparent plastic casing that looked almost like a gift box, for 5 (five) US Dollars, in late 80s/early 90s. Only once.

    On the way home, after about 15 minutes, it began to thaw, and the whole car smelled durian. And my car was (always in those days, unlike now) in band new mint condition.

    3. I also once bought durian-flavored wafer biscuits, vacuum wrapped in plastic. Also in late 80s/early 90s. Also only once.

    At the office, my work place, my Boss and I decided to have something to eat. So I took out my biscuit. It looked rather normal, as any other wafer biscuits would look.

    Just as soon as I pried open a very small part of the wrapping, my Boss immediately jumped up from his seat and actually ran out of the office. He was trying to be polite. “That thing smells terrible, what the hell is that?” he asked while laughing.

    So that was the last time I bought anything that was even as close to durian flavor, let alone durian itself.

    No offense to durian lovers.

    Mazle,
    Veru interesting recollection. Would have been a great story to write about. Did you blog about it?

  10. No. Not enough free blogging time😉


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