Your Ultimate Guide To Durian Season In Malaysia 2021


Cheng Sim •  Jun 10, 2021

If you're excited about the durian season in Malaysia 2021, we feel the same way! From the creamy Musang King to yummy durian D24, it's definitely one of the most-anticipated fruit season in the country. Curious to know more about the durian season in Malaysia? Here are some things you should know!

When is the durian season in Malaysia 2021?

While the durian sales season in Malaysia is between June and August, the peak season differs according to where you are based in. Here's a brief guide for the peak durian season in Malaysia.

  • Penang: May and June
  • Pahang: July and August
  • Johor: July and August
  • Sabah: August and September

The durian season depends very much on the weather. It needs a good balance of hot temperature and humidity to produce the most volume of fruits. If the weather is too hot or the month recorded high rainfall, it may affect when we'll be enjoying durians in Malaysia.

Which is the cheapest durian in Malaysia?

The price of durians in Malaysia depend on the market's supply and demand. If there's a huge supply of durians to meet the demand of durian fans in Malaysia, that means it'll be cheaper!

In 2020, Musang King, that was usually priced at RM60 per kg, had dipped as low as RM20 and RM35 per kg during the Movement Control Order in Malaysia due to a drop in demand. If you need help finding cheap durians in Malaysia, here's a guide for the average price of durians in Malaysia.

Average price of durians in Malaysia

  • Durian Musang King: RM60 per kg
  • Black Thorn Durian: RM65 per kg
  • Durian Udang Merah: RM35 per kg
  • Durian D24: RM22 per kg
  • Durian 604: RM45 per kg

Where can I buy durian in Malaysia?

The answer is anywhere! While most durian orchards in Malaysia are located in Penang, Pahang, Johor, and Sabah, durians are shipped and sold in various parts of Malaysia. If you're living in the capital city of Malaysia, check out the best durian deliveries and best places to buy durian Musang King in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

How to choose the best durian? 

If you have the chance to visit a durian stall in Malaysia, you might be wondering how to choose the best durian? Here are some useful tips to know and you can read more easy tips that'll help you choose durians like a pro.

  • Observe the colour: Most durians with golden or yellowish and orange colour tend to be the best ones
  • Take a whiff: If you don't smell anything, it probably means that it's unripe
  • Check the shape: Oblong durians have creamier texture and rounder durians have lesser flesh
  • Check the joint: Shorter and wider stems mean it has a lot of flesh
  • Give it a knock (with a glove!): If it sounds slightly hollow, the flesh is soft and ready to be eaten
  • Check for any holes on the shell: Avoid durians with holes (too ripe) and dark spots (already rotten)

Which durian is the best durian in Malaysia?

All durians in Malaysia are amazing, but it also depends on personal preference! Whether you love the creaminess of durian Musang King or the hint of bitterness in Black Thorn durian, the best part about enjoying durians in Malaysia is the chance to savour every single one and choose your favourite durian of the year.

We hope this guide answers some of the questions you might have about the durian season in Malaysia 2021! To take your love for durians to the next level, check out these halal durian desserts in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor!