Kampong is typically known as the "natural village durian" meaning this kind of durian was grown by seed and not grafted. Because of this, you never know exactly what you are going to get with kampong, which is why it is sometimes referred to as mystery durian. Every kampong durian tastes very different, unlike grafted durian varieties which can all taste very similar.
Kampong is actually prized for being "genuine" because it is not a "designer" variety.
The fruit comes from older trees and is valued for its unique flavor with strong bitter notes, which is a common theme among old Malaysian durian varieties. The strong bitterness typically comes from trees that are 30+ years old.
Grafted durian trees are more valuable than seedlings and older trees cannot be grafted which means there is a possibility that someday kampong may be endangered if farmers replace their old trees with designer varieties.
Each box contains packs of frozen Kampong durian trays, grown in Malaysia. Each tray contains 300g of frozen Kampong durian.
We ship frozen durian in an insulated box with dry ice or cold packs to ensure freshness upon delivery. The box, tape, and cooler are all biodegradable/recyclable. We use dry ice to keep the frozen durian cold.
Miami Fruit's Malaysian Durian is always tree ripe and tree fallen, which ensures the richest flavors and most nutrients are present in every bite. Because they are tree ripened, their shelf live would only be about two days fresh. We freeze the durians on the same day they are harvested. It is impossible to ship fresh tree fallen durian from Malaysia to the USA which is why we choose frozen, as the next best thing.
This durian is available to ship right to your home because we have been working for years to make this happen. A lot goes into importing durian that most people don't see, but we hope you enjoy the fruit of our labor, we definitely are!
Please allow the fruit to thaw on the counter before attempting to eat it, Once it is thawed, it should be eaten in one sitting although that shouldn't be too hard because it is straight up divine! You can always freeze leftovers to eat later.