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Durio testudinarium
« on: January 14, 2023, 06:53:54 PM »
Anyone growing Durio testudinarium?
Durian kura kura

Is it slow growing or similar to zibethinus?

It would be great to be able to grow this species since the fruits are borne on the trunk at the bottom of the tree.
Would be hard for Cockatoos to get to them!


Endemic to Borneo, lowland forest and swampy forest.
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Re: Durio testudinarium
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2023, 06:20:14 AM »
We are growing testadenarium. It still hasnít produced for us but it did flower for the first time at another farm in CR. I donít think they got any set. Iíll have to follow up on that one.
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Re: Durio testudinarium
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023, 06:05:23 PM »
Cassowary i believe Alan Carle is growing this and has fruiting trees in the whyanbeel valley.

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Re: Durio testudinarium
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2023, 12:37:41 AM »
Wow Peter that's amazing!

Does it grow as fast as zibethinus?
Maybe it is also more or less self infertile. More then one tree there?

Ohh that's great, haven't been there yet but the Ark isn't open anymore and seams even more closed since covid. I can't even get a booking for a local large rare fruit group.

I know that Helgas nursery in Julatten have one small plant growing (>2m). He got it from K Mac. But it wasn't cared for so is kinda stunted.
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Re: Durio testudinarium
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2023, 01:45:36 AM »
It's collector's item for it's rarity and looks, but as far as taste it tasted to me just like jackfruit. It had no creaminess or peanut butter texture of other durian species.

My seedlings died pretty early, while other durio species survived.

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Re: Durio testudinarium
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2023, 03:01:56 AM »
For the eccentric an opportunity to create a zibethinus hybrid that the big white bird can't touch!

Ok so maybe a bit different from zibethinus.
I'v had a hard time to get dulcis grow well, so slow IMO. Helps with a little NPK but no way near the vigor of zibethinus for me.

Graveolens going mad!

DL, have you tried it from different sources, did you notice better fruits or are they all pretty much the same?
jackfruit sounds good to be though!
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