After a few days tasting Durio lowianus we totally fall in love with them. We found a new source with different fruits: they are super creamy and taste like dough with marzipan and strong cherry dessert aroma. Smaller fruits with less seeds and more flesh. The fresh fruit has numb sensation.
About Durio lowianus:
Finally we experienced Durio lowianus. It is magic: no odor, just nice cherry and rum punch smell, creamy as a dream and has heavenly taste: marzipan, cherry dessert, dough. The fresh fruit numbs our mouth and tounge. It is puzzling why is zibethinus the chosen one to cultivate over lowianus.
The characteristic of D. lowianus in our experience:
1. No odor, pleasant smell
2. Unlike with zibethinus, freshness is not as essential: a 1-2 days old lowianus doesn’t smell bad and the taste is not ruined: just more matured and characteristic - however we still prefer the fresh fruits
3. Big size of the fruit, like zibethinus (other wild species are smaller, it is common to have just 1-2 pods in one fruit)
4. There is a lot of flesh on the seed, this makes special between the wild species