The Red Durian Of Sabah

This unusual red durian initially found in the wilds of Sabah is called sukang, tabelak or simply “durian hutan”, among the Kadazandusun community.

A local daily reported that the small durians, about the size of a sepak takraw ball, are sold for RM2 to RM3 when they are in season.

Apparently its flesh is said to be comparatively thinner and drier to the normal durians.

According to those who has tired the red durian, its taste is said to be more or less similar with other local durians, although some say it tastes more "masam manis".

After the "discovery" of this red durian, it has since been cultivated at the Stesen Institut Penyelidikan dan Kemajuan Pertanian Malaysia (MARDI).

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