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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Durian Island Tour Invite
« on: April 06, 2019, 07:55:16 AM »
You have workpermit?
What the heck are you an immigration official? How many Thais are working in farang countries? Better you mind your own business.

I subcontract to licensed travel agents and tour guides ;) don't worry it's all legal and we won't have any problems to interrupt our awesome trip

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Durian Island Tour Invite
« on: March 31, 2019, 11:14:53 AM »
Hi Fruit Lovers!

Just wanna let you know about a new durian tour in far eastern Thailand that's focused on the earlier season varieties -- usually our tour focuses on mid-late season varieties so I'm pretty excited that we get to share durians like Dao Kra Jai, Sai Nam Phung, Phungmanee, Chanee and Chanee Khai, Kradumthong and other Kradums, and a few other varieties.

It's also still mango season, so we will stop at a mango farm for a Thai mango degustation and also look for maprang varieties.

The tour is only 6 days, from April 27 - May 2nd and the pricing depends on how many people sign up.
All the information can be found here: https://www.yearofthedurian.com/product/durian-island-tour

Let me know if you have questions!















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can durian grow in Hawaii Acres?
« on: May 07, 2018, 06:24:02 AM »
Pleasure, Turaco! I'm just glad to be  back on the forum after locking myself out forever, haha.

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I always bought them at Santa Monica Farmers market when I was in LA area. Yum!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can durian grow in Hawaii Acres?
« on: May 05, 2018, 10:52:48 PM »
Hey Turaco!

Many people have success growing durian on the Big Island and people are trying all over! I've actually heard of others growing durian in Hawaiian Acres as a backyard tree.

I'm linking a hand out I made for the Plant It Aloha class I led last November. Hopefully you find it useful!

Here's the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzIH_o2AxTQMmpoSVJrWjhNYTBZUEhYc2d2Nlo2RmIyVkp3/view?usp=sharing

As mentioned your rainfall is higher than durians *LOVE* but still okay. I think you have all the conditions for durian to survive, but I'm not sure how much fruit it will bear. It's really about whether or not you get any dry spells of more than 3 weeks so the durians get stressed enough to flower. Consistent rain and they won't flower and won't make fruit and then you just have a beautiful tree. It's worth a shot though!

Also watch out cuz volcanic soil usually needs some amendments for durians to flower and be happy. I think (and you guys who are real agriculturalists can double check this) that volcanic soils are usually low in magnesium, and since Durios are native to granite soils with lots of agate, they need magnesium amendments to flower properly. Just some thoughts! 






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit latex cleaning tip
« on: June 05, 2016, 05:02:03 AM »
Another tip: plastic bags. Just take a plastic shopping bag and repeatedly pad/rub your hands with it. The latex sticks to the bag and peels right off your skin/knife/table.

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Linday that was me due to them being the farthest north growing durians in Thailand, the elevated nature of Laplae village and presumed winter minimums which are a good deal lower than nearby Uteraditt according to local Thais.It makes then candidates for testing.Kradom Thong is grown on the chantarak basalt soils in the north east but this probably only has winter minimums of 6 or 7c.

They are the furthest north, but the elevation of Laplae district is only a little over 200 feet, so it's not very high. The average low temperature is 64 F (18), which compares to Chanthaburi's 70 F (21.5). Do you think this is a big enough temp difference to make them "cold hardy?"

If anything is interesting, my impression is that Uttaradit has a longer dry period than other durian growing areas. Anybody know anything about it?

It is a gorgeous area, that's for sure. Super steep mountains vs. flatlands we find in Chanthaburi/Rayong growing areas.

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Is there any reason people are posting Longlablae and Linlablae as being "cold hearty?" Which study are you referring to?

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So glad you are having a good time Kona Fruit Farmer, it's been awesome to meet you. Hope you learned a lot about durian and Thailand and other tropical fruits! We'll get our seed permits printed out tomorrow, no worries :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Malaysian Durian Tour
« on: June 01, 2016, 12:31:21 PM »
Heehee, just found this post. Fun to read the reviews :)

I'm going to Borneo in November to lead a private seed collecting trip and do some scoping. We'll see.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Durio of Malaysia
« on: June 01, 2016, 12:27:16 PM »
Hi Prachya,

I'm going to pick up some more copies this summer. Email me at durianyear@gmail.com if you want to order one.  8)

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I think I ate them all already...sorry Kona Fruit Farmer! There's just a handful left in the van in the bag with the Thai jujubes. See you in the morning  ;)

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Hi guys,

I just want to put it out there that the Durian and Fruit Festival I'm organizing in Penang, Malaysia, is coming up really soon! The dates are June 9-16 and 16-23.

Not to brag, guys, but this is gonna be a pretty cool event. In addition to over 20 varieties of durian, we'll have fruits like longkong, mangosteen, different varieties of rambutan, cempedak, mangoes, jambus, guava, banana, and the possibility of rambutan. We'll visit different durian gardens and learn about grafting durian and you can even collect as much seed and scion wood as you want.
We're even preparing durian-inspired dinners like durian massaman curry, durian som tam, durian caesar salad, and more!

I'm putting a link to the festival below, but please feel free to send me a message if you have questions.  Thank you! :)

This is the page ---> http://www.yearofthedurian.com/duÖ/bao-sheng-durian-festival
















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« on: May 30, 2016, 11:03:39 AM »
Awesome! I'll be looking for these when I get back to Penang next week :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thailand durian tour??
« on: March 27, 2016, 11:36:54 AM »
Thanks Jay! And thanks for inspiring me to reset my password so I can stop just stalking this forum and start participating again  ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mail Order Durian
« on: September 11, 2015, 11:53:48 PM »
Hiya Durian lovers,

I finally found a place where you can mail-order durian in the US! It's still frozen and Thai, but at least it's available. Here's the page with all their durian products: https://www.philamfood.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1&keep_https=yes

This site does it too, but sadly neglects my home state of Oregon (wtf): http://www.24hourbestbuy.com/dujafr.html

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Where to buy Californian grown mangoes?
« on: August 09, 2015, 02:54:09 AM »
Hey guys,

I'm in San Diego to go to the CRFG Festival of Fruit and am headed home to visit family on Monday evening. I'm hoping to pick up some Californian grown mangoes or source a place I can mail order them. My mom is wild about mangoes and I'd love to bring her some. Thanks for any tips or leads you might be able to share!

Thanks!
DW

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frozen Durian, Are they any good?
« on: June 08, 2015, 09:17:10 PM »
Anybody in Southeast Asia want to join me for a little experiment?

Here's the plan:
- A temperature controlled Gymnasium.

Two groups of durian lovers: one who will consume durian, one who will consume durian+alcohol.

We'll take your temperature and blood pressure before consuming, directly after consuming, and one hour later.

Board games will be provided :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Durian with Homemade Chocolate
« on: June 08, 2015, 09:10:54 PM »
Durian does seem to pair really well with chocolate :)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Shipping mangoes to Arizona
« on: June 08, 2015, 09:08:42 PM »
Hi Tropicalnut -

I'm always looking for a mango source to ship mangoes to my mom -they are her favorite fruit!

Please do report on Mango Factory when the box arrives!


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"Portland, where young people go to retire."

I don't actually understand that line...I'm assuming it's because the economy is so bad that it's really hard to find a job?

Maybe, but I think it means Portland's offerings are attractive to young people with beaucoup money-those who don't have to work.  After all, isn't that what retirement is all about?  :)
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I suppose, but everyone I know in Portland is either working 50 hours a week for Intel or struggling with a few different jobs to get by. Or in school. Which while not a job is not exactly retirement.



"Portland, where young people go to retire."

I don't actually understand that line...I'm assuming it's because the economy is so bad that it's really hard to find a job?

Maybe, but I think it means Portland's offerings are attractive to young people with beaucoup money-those who don't have to work.  After all, isn't that what retirement is all about?  :)
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I suppose, but everyone I know in Portland is either working 50 hours a week for Intel or juggling a few different jobs to get by. Or in school. Which while not a job is not exactly retirement.

I think the line refers to the fact that at any given time there are a lot of people hanging around that you're like...shouldn't they be at work this time of day?

Done; also I'm available for the skype interview if you have the patience to deal with my English.

Thanks so much! Yes, definitely :) Let's chat! I'll PM you.

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What is Portandia? Do you have a link?

"Portland, where young people go to retire."

I don't actually understand that line...I'm assuming it's because the economy is so bad that it's really hard to find a job?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: BORNEO fruiting season has already begun
« on: January 05, 2015, 09:13:06 AM »
Wow very cool! Where in Borneo is the season starting? My contact in Sarawak told me it was pretty much finished.

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