Durian season usually peaks around the middle of the year, particularly in West Malaysia but this year supplies are coming in early due to a bumper crop which is more productive than usual.
Mao Shan Wang (MSW), which literally translates to “Cat Mountain King” in Chinese, is a popular durian varietal that is experiencing a bumper crop, driving the prices down due to an unexpected larger supply to Singapore durian sellers.
? And yes, MSW is at its season lowest price of $15/kg presently! In fact, the last time we had seen such prices for…
According to Ah Seng Durian, a popular durian seller in Singapore with over 38k Facebook fans, prices of MSW have gone down to $15 per kilogram, its lowest since September 2016.
A kilogram of MSW typically sell for $20 or upwards during peak durian seasons.
Don’t hold your breath though, prices are expected to soar as soon as the current bumper crop supply gets sold and at a low price like that, it probably won’t take very long.