The Malaysian hybrid durian has small clustering fruits at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. What is interesting is that the fruits are small, usually weighing 1 to 2 kilos each. In a way, this is desirable because each fruit can be consumed by one in just one sitting. Nothing to store in the freezer or ref. Being small is also an advantage marketing-wise.
Smaller fruits are usually easier to market. People who can’t afford the high price of big ones (sold by the kilo) can always settle for the small fruit. What is also important is that the eating quality of the Malaysian hybrid is excellent. Its chrome yellow flesh is sweetish and with a mealy consistency.
In photo above is Wendy Regalado, former president of the Philippine Horticultural Society, smiling before partaking of the Malaysian hybrid durian taken in a previous year at the Sarian Farm.