Some tips and seller stall which sell orginal MSW and not OEM MSW.
It’s the bumper season once again for 2019. As of writing, the supply of durians has dropped and will likely remain the same till the end of June 2019 when the 2nd batch of durians start to drop.
Ok, so let’s see how do we identify or recognize MSW.
The Durian Spike
MSW spike or so call thorns are pyramidal in shape and not conical. The pyramid is angular and has flat surfaces. The end of the spike is also short.
The Durian Stalk
The area near the stalk is bald and brownish for MSW whereby for D101 it will be full of thorns.
The Star of MSW
MSW has very clear shape of star or somecall it as starfish shape. However some of the durians that i picked in the forest are also having this shape thus do not just simply look for the star shape when you purchase your durians.
By able to identify the characteristic of MSW, you are sure won’t be con by dishonest sellers. It is very common for durian sellers to use D101 to pass off as MSW cause they both look alike but the price difference is a lot. We are looking at $18/kg for MSW and $10/kg for D101 rates. the difference is $8/kg.
So enjoy your durians and not to be con by sellers.