Where is durian usually found?
The durian is cultivated in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and southern Thailand and is seldom exported. Although the durian has a mild sweet flavour, it also has a pungent odour, which has been compared to that of Limburger cheese; for this reason, the fruit is banned from public transportation in some places.
Where do durians come from in the Philippines?
Durian trees grow almost exclusive in Mindanao, particularly in Davao, Cotabato, Sulu and Agusan. In fact, Southern Mindanao is considered as the ‘durian republic’ in the Philippines.
What is a durian capital?
Truly, Davao City lives up to its moniker as the “Durian Capital of the Philippines”.
Which province is known for durian plantation?
The durian is grown to a limited extent in the southern Philippines, particularly in the Provinces of Mindanao and Sulu. The tree grows splendidly but generally produces few fruits in the Visayas Islands and on the island of Luzon. There are many bearing trees in Zanzibar, a few in Pemba and Hawaii.
What is the main product of Davao del Sur?
It is popularly known as Coconut Country since coconut is its major commercial crop. Its rice and corn production is more than sufficient for its population. Other crops grown are bananas, cacao, ramie, coffee, fruits and vegetables. Davao City is the commercial center of southern Mindanao.
What is Davao de Oro known for?
Davao de Oro is endowed with various natural and physical attractions. Its natural and man-made tourist attractions include waterfalls, caves, lakes, rivers, mountain ranges, rich mine fields, hot and cold springs and inland and beach resorts.
Is durian illegal in the US?
Durian. What is it? A large, smelly fruit that looks like jack fruit or a green porcupine. Why it’s illegal: The fruit smells so pungeantly bad that many public places, such as hotels and bus stations, prohibit people from carrying it.