Increased demand in domestic and overseas markets for Thai durian

Thailand’s durians, especially the Mon Thong variety, are seeing domestic and overseas demand pick up this harvest season. Suradet Sapprasarn, a wholesaler in Chanthaburi province, reputed to be the largest…

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Substandard durian on sale in China not imported from Thailand

Durian, reported to be on sale in some Chinese cities, were not exported from Thailand, but are substandard produce from elsewhere, according to Alongkorn Polabutr, an advisor to Agriculture Minister…

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Durian-mangosteen pairing benefits health, research finds

Summertime in Thailand can be torture in the heat, but it is also the best time of year to tuck into the abundance of local fruit, particularly durian, which is…

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This picture taken on February 8, 2021 shows workers loading baskets of durians onto a truck for sale at a farm in Raub in Malaysia’s Pahang state as traders become more reliant on China’s appetite for the world’s smelliest fruit. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Malaysian durian trade battered as lockdown bites

Durians falling from trees are collected in nets on a farm in Malaysia, where a long lockdown has slowed domestic demand and left traders more reliant on China’s appetite for…

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COVID-19 export fruit

China is delaying imports of Thai produce from red-zone provinces

China’s custom authorities are imposing more stringent COVID-19 testing measures on imports, and there has been a big impact on Thai produce as some Chinese companies have not yet placed…

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Thai producers complain of China’s imposition of GMP on durian

Thai durian exporters and orchard owners have expressed serious concern that China’s recent imposition of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification, the system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and…

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200 year old durian and takien thong trees added to national heritage list

The Thai Ministry of Culture has declared one durian tree and one takien thong tree, both about 200 years old in Patoh district of the southern province of Chumpon, to…

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Durian growers ask Commerce Ministry to find new export markets

Durian growers in the eastern province of Chanthaburi, Thailand’s largest source of the “king of Thai fruit”, have asked the Ministry of Commerce to seek new export markets for durian,…

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