Durians are one of the things you either love or hate with a passion. It’s the durian season again – it usually rolls in around June and ends in September – and Singaporeans have no qualms organising durian feasts during the season.
Durians are generally divided into two main categories – bitter or sweet. Though there are breeds that are both bitter and sweet, most people would prefer one predominant taste. If you’re not super into the thorny king of fruits, you’re probably only familiar with two breeds: Mao Shan Wang and D24. But believe it or not, there are actually hundreds of durian types in the world, mostly grown in Malaysia and Thailand.
Whether you like your durian sweet or bitter, here’s an all-you-need-to-know dummy’s guide to the durians that you need to eat in Singapore this season – so you know exactly what you’re dealing with when you’re feasting on the kings of fruits.