Strong-Smelling 'J-Queen' Durians Sell for $1,000 in Indonesia
An Indonesian form of durian has been sold in a store on the island of Java for what might be a record price: $1,000 for a single fruit.
Durian is enjoyed across many parts of Asia. The fruit is considered a treat, but also known for having a strong, unpleasant smell.
A group of farmers in central Java reportedly chose the "J-Queen" durian because it was said to have a special taste and feel. A farmer named Sudarno reported their comments. He grew the two rare durians, which were sold at a store in Tasikmalaya. They were sold for a little over $1,000 apiece.
Sudarno was asked why anyone would pay such a high price for a piece of fruit. He said the production from this particular durian tree had failed in recent seasons. But a new fertilizer helped to produce fruit this year.
Sudarno described the fruit's surface as creamy, like butter. "It's sweet...fluffy and delicious," he told the Reuters news agency.
Durian are often grown in small or family-operated farms. They are banned in some airports, public transportation systems and hotels in Southeast Asia because of their smell. The fruit is sometimes described as smelling like an open-air waste treatment center or turpentine when ready to eat.
Sudarno added that most of the 20 durians produced by his tree were not fully grown. Four were offered for sale, and two were sold. The others were made taken from the store after their quality worsened.
Sudarno did not know who bought the fruit.
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榴莲在亚洲许多地方都很受欢迎 。榴莲被认为是一种美味的水果，但也因其强烈、令人作呕的气味而闻名 。
据报道，爪哇中部的一群农民选择种植“J-Queen”榴莲，因为据说该品种的气味和口感十分特别 。农民苏达诺（Sudarno）报道了他们的评论 。他种植的两种罕见的榴莲，目前在塔斯克马拉亚的一家商店内出售 。每颗售价略高于1000美元 。
有人问苏达诺，为什么有人愿花重金买一颗水果 。他说，这种特殊榴莲树的产量在近几季都没能结果 。但是今年的一种新肥料让榴莲树结出了果实 。
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苏达诺补充说，在榴莲树结出的20颗榴莲中，大多数都没有完全成熟 。其中四颗正在出售，两颗已经售出 。其他几颗因卖相不佳被商店处理了 。