With the new durian types, the prices of durian are pushed to record high in this few years according to their popularities. Not only that, you can identify this beauty from the unique star shape that resembles a starfruit. Some people express it as a much milder version of mao shan wang. During our Durian Appreciation Event at Karuna Hills, Balik Pulau, Mr Heng Mee Oo of Serene Orchard was on hand to share with us how to identify and appreciate the Black Thorn. Black Thorn’s fancy name comes with a hefty price tag. To identify it, the shell of the durian has sharp needle-like thorns, while the fruit is roundish and oval in shape. This fragrant and aromatic breed can be identified with a tiny thorn at the base of the durian; giving it the name Black Thorn. Mr. Leow Cheok Kiang from Penang filed for registration on 15.8.2012 and after verification by the DOA it is officially registered as D200 or Durian Hitam or Ochee on 15 June 2015. For example, the Black Thorn durian is a hybrid from 2012 that some claimed taste better than Musang King. This species is fairly new in the market, and the durians hail from Penang. The yellow pulp also looks wrinkle-free in contrast to black thorn. Until then, you can also learn to appreciate the black thorn durian from Lindsay Gasik's book, The Durian Tourist's Guide to Penang. Place of origin: Penang. Even the leaves are different, to the eyes of experts. Black Thorn or Ochee or Orchi is the latest durian entry by DOA. The owner of Durian King, Erik took the liberty to share a thought or two with us on how to identify the two famous durians namely the Black Thorn and the Musang King. The tips of the thorns tend to be darker too, thus the name. Singapore is Malaysia’s biggest export market for fruits and fruit products, with annual exports worth RM300 million (S$119 million), contributed mostly by watermelons and the durian… You can buy grafted plants of Durian King for RM15, and Black Thorn … We didn’t expect to find it in the Philippines, but there it was, comically listed as “Red Frown” and selling for an unprecedented $1.36 per kilo. As you bite into the godly fruitlet, expect to taste a sweetness that is some people describe as candy-like. Black Thorn is one of the most in-demand and expensive durians in the market. The Penang origin durian Black Thorn beats Musang King in a durian tasting competition in 2012. So to be sure you don’t get disappointed, just ask, and hopefully your durian guy is honest. Photo: Year Of The Durian. The flesh of the Black Thorn is bright yellow and creamy and it has a sweet and custardy taste, similar to that of Mao Shan Wang – but not as rich and has a lighter texture. Black Thorn. 9 / 10 Black Thorn. Durian Duri Hitam @ D200. Pemenang anugerah Durian Terbaik Pulau Pinang bagi tahun 2011 dan 2012, Durian Duri Hitam (D200) adalah nama yang tidak asing di kalangan penggemar durian tempatan kerana keunikan rasanya yang dikatakan mampu menandingi keenakan Durian Musang King dan Udang Merah. Originally from Penang, Red Prawn (D175) is the most expensive durian variety we know of, even beating out the mighty Musang King. Terdapat beberapa teori bagaimana durian ini mendapat Namanya yang akan diceritakan … It’s also known as Durian Ochee and Duri Hitam.I ate a Black Thorn durian back when it had first won an award in 2012 and it was delicious. I will put up the video soon. Read more The flesh of the Black Thorn is … Now let's talk about its competitor, the Black Thorn. The intermediate one with shallow furrows and moderate number of fruits is Durian King. It is definitely a sweet durian… with a slightly bitter after taste. 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