Durian : Durio zibethius Murray

Introduction
Nutritive Values
(per 100g edible portion)

Energy

183.0 k cal

Proteinv

2.8 g

Fat

3.9 g

Carbohydrates

34.1 g

Calcium

10.0 mg

Phosphorus

50.0 mg

Iron

1.0 mg

Carotene 

12.0 ug



Medicinal Values
The fruit is believed to have aphrodisiac properties; contains a high amount of sulpher - hence the smell.

Major Growing Areas
Kandy, Matale , Kalutara, Kegalle.

Nature of cultivation
Naturally grown ; cultivated in home gardens

Recommended Varieties
Ambathanna Kasun
Ambathanna Kasun

Harvesting & post-harvest technology
Value Added Products
Cream, fruit bars, roasted seeds

Economics & Marketing
Availability
June - September

Crop: Durian
Programme: Crop Improvment

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time Frame

Station

Officer

Collection and evaluation
of germplasm.

HORDI

S.Heenkenda

varieties

 
 

Horana

K.H.S.Peiris

   
 

PGRC Weerapana

I.Medagoda 

 

2-10Yrs
(2002 - 2012)

   

S.S.Weerasinghe

No. of selections identified

05Yrs (2002 - 2007)


Programme: Crop Managment

Activity

Responsibility 

Indicators

Time Frame

Station

Officer

Pruning & training studies.

HORDI

S.Heenkenda

 

5 Yrs (2002-2007)

 

Horana

K.H.S.Peris

   

Flower induction, pollination
and other cultural practices to increase yeild.

HORDI

S.Heenkenda

 

3 Yrs (2002-2005)

 

HORDI

I.Medagoda

Variety 

1 Yr (2002-2003)

 

Horana

K.H.S.Peiris

   

Programme: Postharvest Handling

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time Frame

Station

Officer

Studies on value addition

FRU

S.Ekanayake

Product available for gutreprenars

1Yr (2002- 2003)

Study on maturity indices

FRU

K.H.Sarananda

Recommendation

1 year (2002-2003)