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China Town Durian
« on: September 28, 2012, 07:47:30 PM »
Are the seeds in the Durians they sell in NYC's Chinatown viable?
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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 08:01:44 PM »
I have a couple three gallon Durian here in WPB..

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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 08:07:12 PM »
If the durian was frozen, no.  If the durian was not frozen and you bought it as a whole fruit, then the seeds should be viable.

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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 08:14:53 PM »
Chances are it was frozen and possibly irradiated.  My guess would be that the seeds will not be viable but if you bought the fruit already there is no harm in trying.  If you are thinking of buying through fruit for the seeds only...save your money.
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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 08:21:27 PM »
I haven't bought one yet, I was just walking past them today and wondering.
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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 02:27:06 AM »
Chances are it was frozen and possibly irradiated.  My guess would be that the seeds will not be viable but if you bought the fruit already there is no harm in trying.  If you are thinking of buying through fruit for the seeds only...save your money.

Durians are not irradiated because they are not a host for fruit flies.
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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 06:25:07 AM »
Chances are it was frozen and possibly irradiated.  My guess would be that the seeds will not be viable but if you bought the fruit already there is no harm in trying.  If you are thinking of buying through fruit for the seeds only...save your money.

Durians are not irradiated because they are not a host for fruit flies.
Thats what I wasn't sure of and is why I said "possibly"...thanks for the clarification.
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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 04:13:51 PM »
Chances are it was frozen and possibly irradiated.  My guess would be that the seeds will not be viable but if you bought the fruit already there is no harm in trying.  If you are thinking of buying through fruit for the seeds only...save your money.

Durians are not irradiated because they are not a host for fruit flies.

A friend brought me durion seeds from fruit bought in LA , no germination ....
Fruit bought in Canada ( Toronto ) has viable seeds.
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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 04:25:02 PM »
Chances are it was frozen and possibly irradiated.  My guess would be that the seeds will not be viable but if you bought the fruit already there is no harm in trying.  If you are thinking of buying through fruit for the seeds only...save your money.

Durians are not irradiated because they are not a host for fruit flies.

A friend brought me durion seeds from fruit bought in LA , no germination ....
Fruit bought in Canada ( Toronto ) has viable seeds.

That's because durian fruit shipped to USA is usually frozen. Canada receives a lot of unfrozen durian.
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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2012, 11:20:41 PM »
Last time I checked all US frozen durians come from Thailand only, and all of them MUST be irradiated (not the case in Canada). So any US bought frozen durian seeds will not be viable. 99 Ranch Market is the only place in US where I saw fresh durians. Also twice as expensive compared to frozen ones. Those seeds might be good to go.

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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2012, 11:58:09 PM »
Last time I checked all US frozen durians come from Thailand only, and all of them MUST be irradiated (not the case in Canada). So any US bought frozen durian seeds will not be viable. 99 Ranch Market is the only place in US where I saw fresh durians. Also twice as expensive compared to frozen ones. Those seeds might be good to go.

Last time you checked where?
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Re: China Town Durian
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 10:06:51 AM »
Last time I checked all US frozen durians come from Thailand only, and all of them MUST be irradiated (not the case in Canada). So any US bought frozen durian seeds will not be viable. 99 Ranch Market is the only place in US where I saw fresh durians. Also twice as expensive compared to frozen ones. Those seeds might be good to go.

I think you may have read/heard incorrectly because durian from Thailand into the US does not have to be irradiated.

 

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