The only one in the world, bald durian from Indonesia
Thornless durian, also called bald durian, is true. The bald durian was first discovered in 2007. The durian fruit appeared on a durian tree planted in the yard of a villager’s house on the slopes of Mount Rinjani.
This is a bald durian that is genetically bald. Found by Mr. Mohamad Reza Tirtawinata in 2007 on Mount Rinjani, Lombok, NTB. According to him, this bald durian has yellow flesh, is sweet, savory, has a bitter taste. Too bad the seeds are big. Understand the wild plants in the forest.
The original feature of the genetically bald durian is that there are no traces of protrusions of the thorns between the fruit stalk and the base of the fruit.
Apart from its distinctive and pungent aroma, this fruit is also synonymous with sharp thorns all over the fruit skin. But what if there are durians that don’t have thorns? Does it still have the same taste as durian in general?
Reporting from the South China Morning Post, this type of bald durian or durian that has no thorns was discovered about a decade ago in Indonesia. Until now, experts still cannot explain the phenomenon of this bald durian. According to botanist Gregori Garnadi Hambali, it may be the result of a natural mutation or a recessive gene.
This thornless durian first appeared in 2007 in Lombok. At that time, a bald durian appeared along with other ‘normal’ durians. Because of its ‘magic’ form no one dared to eat it. This fruit single main tree (PIT) is found on the edge of the forest in the protected area of Mount Rinjani which is included in the area of Batu Mekar Village, Lingsar District, West Lombok Regency.
This bald durian or durian without thorns is the only type of this species in the world.
Features of bald durian:
– The shape of the fruit at a glance looks like a half-peeled breadfruit.
– Average fruit weight ranges from 1 -1.50 kg.
– When ripe, this fruit gives off a distinctive durian aroma. This is indeed a durian, but without the thorns.
– The taste of the fruit flesh is delicious and sweet with a sugar content of 14 -15 degrees brix. – The flesh is 0.5 cm thick, similar to the flesh of a local durian in general and bright yellow in color.
– Productivity can reach 200 – 400 kg/tree/year.
– This plant is able to adapt well in the lowlands to moderate with an altitude of 250 – 700 above sea level.