Durian lovers, rejoice.
The durian season is expected to begin as early as next month. Durians from Malaysia are already trickling into Singapore, though the best ones are yet to arrive.
Durian sellers The New Paper spoke to the season will be in full swing only sometime in June.
Mr Ooi Meng Lee, 57, owner of 211 House of Durian, said: "The peak of the durian season this year will be in June.
Echoing this assessment, the owner of Durian Culture, who wanted to be known only as Ms Lim, said the season is divided into three phases.
The first, early harvest phase, is expected to be over the next two months.
Phase two may begin around mid-June and go to August.
Ms Lim, 40, added: "I would like to buy durian buyers from mid-June to August.
After that comes three. Although Durians will still be harvested, Ms Lim said they are likely to have been on the trees for a long time. The quality may no longer be good.
Prices are naturally expected to fall with the increase in supply.
As for the types of fruit entering the country, Mr Goh Kwee Leng, 67, owner of Durian Empire by 717; .
He told TNP: "Mao Shan Wang durians usually fall from trees first, D24 ones drop slightly later."
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