45p Durian (Durio zibethinus) - Singles
First Day Covers: Manila
Popular Fruits of the Philippines
DURIAN (Durio zibethinus).
Also known as Civet Fruit.
Having one of the most pungent odors of any fruit in the
world, the durian is either scorned or adored. Many regale its
nutty, caramel tasting flesh, calling the durian the king of all
fruits. Others will not go near it, for the intense odor, often
overwhelmingly noxious, destroys any chance at enjoying the flavor.
Flavor is sometimes described as a unique blend of nuts, spices,
banana, and onions mixed together. Fruit is very large, sometimes
over one foot long, and is covered in sharp, hard spikes.