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Durio zibethinus Durian tree Durian Bombacaceae

Durio zibethinus, Durian, Durian


Durio zibethinus, Durian, Durian

The durian is notorious for its putrid smell, but is widDurio zibethinus, Durian, Durianely cultivated as a fruit tree in the Asian tropics.
The tree grows to 120 ft (36 m) in the wild.
The leaves are 8 in (20 cm) long, dark green above and paler on the undersides.
The greenish white or pink flowers, in clusters of 3 to 30, grow directly on the trunk and branches.
The large, spiny, green to yellow fruits are up to 15 in (38 cm) long.
Cultivation: They prefer moist, humus-rich soil with full sun or dappled shade.
The speciesDurio zibethinus, Durian, Durian may be propagated from seed but the best fruiting cultivars are grafted or budded.