Bumpy skin signs thick flesh. Ripe durian usually gives resonating sound when pounded with a knife or flicked with a finger. In addition, the thorns are loose, and the reins ain't wrinkled.
Meanwhile, the stems appear yellow. Typical aroma of durian is very sharp.
Instead, the sound of unripe durian is heavy when it's pounded. The thorns meet, and the stems are grayish brown. The distinctive scent doesn't smell. The fruit needs to be cured for few days, until the smell is out.
To distinguish the two, you can feel the thorns. If it feels sharp but soft, it's a ripe durian. Meanwhile, the thorns of a cured durian ain't so sharp but hard. The skin color of a ripe durian is usually light while the cured tends to blur.
For a maniac, the most delicious is indeed a durian fallen by itself. The characteristics are like ripe durians. It's just, the fault stalk is exactly in the segment, and the fracture is clearly visible. Unfortunately, fallen durian can only be retained for three days, then the skin starts chapping.
You'd not buy durians sold in bonds. They usually have only one or two that're nice. Carefully choose a mountingly durian pile because many are young. Instead, avoid a chapped durian, probably it's been damaged.
For the fans, good taste and aroma of durian are certainly not a problem, but what about the others? The piercing smell and aroma of durian are indeed very disturbing. It could even be the scorn of others if you have to bring this durian in the car, especially public transport.
There's a way of packaging. In addition to the smell, the packaging can maintain durian freshness for three days and nights.
The trick is, choose a good quality durian. Prepare finely ground charcoal from jackfruit wood. Charcoal powder serves as an adsorbent because the surface of the molecule can adsorb gaseous sulfur that evaporates.
Furthermore, charcoal powder is sprinkled on the inside of the coconut husk which has been soaked in water. The coconut husk is wrapped in flannel. It's readily wrapped around the durian tightly then tied.
It's then wrapped in an onionskin. It's then wrapped again in a paper sack then lastly in a plastic and fused with an adhesive. Durian parcel is included in wooden crates and readily sent to the destination.
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