When is the Durian Season?
When is 2021 Durian Season?
Durian seasons mainly occur during 2 periods of the year:
- Summer: May to August
- Fall: Late December to March
Best Weather / Climate for Durians to Grow
The durian tree is very tropical and needs much tropical warmth (heat), plentiful moisture, and sunshine to thrive. Durian is native of Southeast Asian equatorial rainforests in and remain abundance in the region, in countries such as Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.
Durian trees need abundant rainfall for irrigation. In most areas of Asia where durians are grown, average annual rainfall is higher than 2000 mm. This provides the irrigation needed for durian trees to grow.
Durian trees have one or two flowering / fruiting periods each year. A typical durian tree can bear fruit after four or five years. The durian fruit can hang from any branch, and matures roughly three months after pollination. Flowering varies across species, cultivars, and localities.
The summer season of May to August provides the best conditions for durian growth.
The winter season does not bring the best durians but brings large amount of irrigation for durian trees due to frequent heavy rain in the region throughout December and January. However, there are still some ripening of durians during the winter season. Of course, prices would be on the high side as supply is low.
With this said, climate change has been affecting the ripening season and quality of durian. Climate change is a major concern for our society. Our business and should all other businesses should be equally concerned of the threats brought about by climate change.
Climate change has made durian seasons uncertain. In years of 2019 and 2020, the summer durian season was delayed in the month of June.