The growth of durians is majorly affected by temperature and rainfall. The durian trees require tropical heat and sunshine along with adequate rainfall to bear the best fruits, but the amount of water received by the trees must not exceed a certain limit or the tress will start to bear more leaves at the expense of the fruits.
During the summer season, the yield is the highest due to the best climatic condition received by the tress.
The fall and winter seasons are not typically the best season for durian yield. The temperature drops significantly and the rainfall is the highest during these seasons, so, the yield is much lesser. Due to this reason, the prices of the durians may be affected.
So while you might enjoy durians all year, it is best to get them during peak season. Not only do you get them at the cheapest prices, but also at the height of their quality.
Best time to buy durians:
- January – Medium
- February – Medium
- March – Medium High
- April – Medium
- May – Medium
- June – High
- July – Very high
- August – Highest
- September – High
- October – Low
- November – Medium
- December – High
If you’re looking for specific varieties, then August is the best time to get some MSW at their most affordable. Other good months include July (end) to the last week of September.
Variety from Johor or Muar areas should be brought during May to June season for best deals, but July is also a very good time. Lovers of Red Prawn, Jin Feng and Tekka should start eyeing the markets from last week of July to September to get them at steal deals.
Ever-popular Pahang MSW and XO should be best in the last week of June to August (best time) although there is also decent deals in December.
Will there be any increase in durian prices in the future?
While we do like to remain optimistic, it cannot be denied that durian prices may go up in the future. Durians are becoming increasingly popular in China, and Malaysia is in talks to increase the export amount to them. Currently, since exports of Malaysian durians are not allowed, only those which are shipped illegally are sold. So if the talks succeed, you might be in for a rather drastic increase in durian prices.
In addition, this year the yield of durians was much lower compared to previous years due to heavy rain in the month of May. In addition due to people not being able to travel overseas, the demand of durians is stronger than ever so don’t be surprised to see durians going up at higher prices.
The prices of durian vary majorly depending on the yield and the seller’s price tag. The general price of the durians, per kilo, ranges from $20 to $25 per kilo, on the Mao Shan Wang. But True Fruits offers the best prices that everyone can be happy with. Our price range is always cheaper than the cheapest durian rate on the market, on the MSW durians during the yield seasons. The prices of the MSW durians get lower and the cheapest during the high yield seasons.
The prices during the lower yield season can go up to $23 per kilo, depending on the market price of the durians. But an acquaintance with our suppliers, we ensure that our shelves are never empty even during the low yield seasons.