The 2022 durian season is here and Singaporeans looking forward to gorging on the tropical fruit can start cheering: Prices are set to plunge and durians across the board should get cheaper. The current durian season is expected to last till August or September.
The bountiful durian supply comes from Johor and Pahang in Malaysia, and is the result of a combination of good weather conditions, which has led to an increase in the supply of durians, along with lowered demand for the fruit in Malaysia. Due to favourable weather conditions, there's been a bumper crop in Johor and the fruit in Pahang have become ready for harvest ahead of schedule.
According to people in the durian industry, the price of musang king durian has already dropped over a two-week period.