The erratic weather has pushed back this year’s durian season, which typically peaks in June and July, to October. The good news is, that durians will be cheaper by then. As the yield fell by over 50% this season, durian lovers will have to fork out more for the thorny fruit currently. However, cheaper durians will come when the peak rolls around in October, as farmers are likely to have an excess of up to 150% compared with the typical yield.
Malaysian Durian Exporters Association president Sam Tan said the famous Musang King would be sold for RM60 to RM70 per kilogram this season. He expected the price to drop to about RM30 per kilogram in October.
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