The durian is notorious for its putrid smell, but is widely
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
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)
Cultivation: They prefer moist, humus-rich soil with full sun or
The species may be propagated from seed but the best fruiting
cultivars are grafted or budded.