Sabah Local Durian – Sukang and Dalit

sukang durian sabah

With its long and curved spikes, Sabah local durian or better known as Dalit (red color fresh) and Sukang (Orange color fresh) are popular in Sabah. The texture and taste of the fruit is different from regular durian. Dalit and Sukang are not commercially cultivated in large scale and usually available from October to December.

Sukang and dalitWhere to buy: The durian usually available at Tamu (Sabah farmer’s market), Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Gaya Street Sunday Market.

Sukang and dalitThe durian usually sells in a bundle. Price varies from RM15 to over RM35 per kilo depending on the harvest and location.

Sukang and dalitSabah local durian is popular with the tourist. The durian is round in shape with long spiky thorns.

Sukang and dalit

Sukang and dalit

Sukang and dalitThere are over 12 types of local durian in Sabah and some may look like regular durian but taste different.

Sukang and dalitDo give it a try if you see this “Cute” durian next time.

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