Hi, I am Vitoon from Thailand.
I am a guest lecturer at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University ,Bangkok(Pathumthani as a part of Bangkok metropolitan),Thailand.
I love to eat durian also.
Thai durian actually is very good taste when we cut at the right ripe time espectially Montong variety name.Fresh is thick.Seeds is small..Medium soft fresh when ripe.Taste is wonderfull sweet and creamy.The right color is light yellow fresh .Smell good but not over ripe one.
Bad reputation of tasteless Thai durian come from selfish grower who want to sell half ripe durian quick to get quick money, maximum weight(we are selling by weight not per fruit,ripe durian is lighter) without worry about hard fresh which not fully ripe,white color instead of light yellow in Montong variety and it will taseless ,crispy like potato or even harder. The Thai new law issue to protect this young cut durian.The seller will be fine and or imprison punnishment.
The highest price of Thai Durian is G a r n Yaao(long fruit stalk) variety which can reach 15,000 Baht per fruit(in this case sell per fruit) or about US$ 470 per fruit. It is round shape,medium size of 1.5-2.00 kg. per fruit, less smell,yellow fresh,not that thick fresh like Montong,taste very good sweet and creamy at the right ripe time.Seed is big like many local durian.
I am interesting in good local varieties durian from different countries.I plan to come to Myanmar because of Laura information.Please advise me right season,place and person in contact so I can go to visit ,eat and decide to buy fruit,seeds and plants also will introduce Thai people who love durian to go in a group tour.We have formed Thai Durian Lover's Club also.
Please contact me at my e-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at my mobile phone : +66 81 8746002 for more details discussion.Season is going by.
In Thailand we treat the plants with chemical to get all year round durian fruiting. I may arrange a course for people who interesting to learn about this.
I feel stronger this period because of eating durian almost everyday.Not too much because,one or two seeds cover fresh, it is high energy and consider hot fruit.