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Durio zibethinus 'Musang King' (Butter Durian)

Durio zibethinus 'Musang King' (Butter Durian)


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Durio zibethinus is the most common tree species in the genus Durio that are known as durian and have edible fruit also known as durian. As with most other durian species, the edible flesh emits a distinctive odour that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact.

'Musang King' is a Malaysian cultivar of durian. Prized for its unusual combination of bitter and sweet flavours, 'Musang King' is the most popular variety of durian in both Malaysia and Singapore, where it is known as Mao Shan Wang (Chinese: 猫山王; pinyin: Māo Shān Wáng) and commands a price premium over other varieties. It is also increasingly popular in China.

'Musang King' is one of the most popular types of durian and known as the ‘crème de la crème’ of durians. It is said to be the richest and best-tasting durian to ever be bred. It is often more expensive as it is a premium tier durian. To identify a this variety, look at the fruit’s bottom and find the distinctive star shape.

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