1. When is Singapore’s Durian Season in 2021?Credit: Jim Teo on Unsplash The durian season depends very much on the weather. Durian trees need abundant rainfall to support fruiting. What’s more, they only fruit once or twice a year! Because of this, there are two durian seasons in Singapore. A small durian season between December and February, and our main durian season from July to September. Durians are harvested based on the time in which they fall, so not every season has the same durians! The sweet Red Prawn only makes its main appearancefrom July to September, but theMalaysian Yong Peng durian has its main season from May to July. Credit: Jonny Clow on Unsplash With that being said, climate change has unfortunately affected the timing of the durian seasons. In 2019 and 2020, durian season was delayed. Which might be expected in 2021, as well with the unpredictable amounts of rainfall :( However, Penang farmers claim that the durians will be of much higher quality this year and we’re all looking forward to it!
2. Which durian is most affordable?Credit: Gliezl Bancal on Unsplash Durians are priced differently depending on the type of durian, its freshness, size and quality. Prices also fluctuate depending on demand and supply. Because of this, prices change each day, and it might be hard to keep track of what an affordably priced durian is! Well no worries about that, we’re here to help. Here’s a short list of the most popular durians in Singapore and their prices, so you can figure out whether the durian you’re buying is affordable!
|Mao Shan Wang||$18-$20|