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Title: Help finding the variety of my Durian?
Post by: WilliamTheYoungGrower on January 14, 2021, 01:36:03 AM
A couple months ago i got i nice sized durian, which is planted about 4 feet from a pond i have. However over here people very rarely have named variety fruit trees so it was sold to me just as durian. I figured out someone here might know which variety it might be.


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William
Title: Re: Help finding the variety of my Durian?
Post by: Mike T on January 14, 2021, 04:07:42 AM
In the absence of any information regarding the mother tree or even the fruit and just a picture of a seedling even the most gifted Durio taxonomy and horticultural specialists are likely to come up empty on this. Your best shot is to try and get further info or employ the services of someone with Psychic abilities.
Title: Re: Help finding the variety of my Durian?
Post by: WilliamTheYoungGrower on January 14, 2021, 10:56:41 AM
In the absence of any information regarding the mother tree or even the fruit and just a picture of a seedling even the most gifted Durio taxonomy and horticultural specialists are likely to come up empty on this. Your best shot is to try and get further info or employ the services of someone with Psychic abilities.

Iíve seen experts identify them just based on the leaves shape. Theres hundred of diggerent durian leaf shapes. No meed for super powers
Title: Re: Help finding the variety of my Durian?
Post by: Mike T on January 14, 2021, 11:26:39 PM
I have seen Thai experts using their leaf keys and being baffled with full grown trees. Low developed rough leaf keys/guides that only apply to a few and are used to show things like the Pomoho Monthong is not really a Monthong. Seedlings are especially difficult but you can pin it down Durio species ok and rule out many zibethinus varieties.
Title: Re: Help finding the variety of my Durian?
Post by: sunny on January 15, 2021, 07:59:31 AM
Can you show a picture of the fruit?
Title: Re: Help finding the variety of my Durian?
Post by: Andreas Gia on January 15, 2021, 08:44:49 AM
William, I sent you a pm basically restating what Mike said. Itís very difficult to verify what kind of durian you have. I think itís even somewhat difficult to narrow down the species until you have the inflorescence or a picture of the fruit. The trees all look quite similar so as he said. This is very little to go on since durian trees have all kinds of phenotypes