How to Spot a Real Mao Shan Wang?

Authentic Mao Shan Wang Durians have a few key characteristics. In an industry dominated by dishonesty, one may be weary before placing an order. Even if you do not purchase from us, use this as a good guide to never be scammed! Drop a message to your seller to provide images of the durian husk of the days shipment, and make your decision from there!

Vibrant Green Shell

 

Auhtentic Mao Shan Wang Durians have a vibrant green shell. Surrounding the thorns, you should also see green lines that are even more vibrant.

 

Round Shape

 

To be graded as an AAA Mao Shan Wang Durian, the shell should be consistently round. Any single protrusion in unacceptable.

 

 

Long Flesh and Small Seeds

 

This is how the flesh of an authentic Mao Shan Wang should look like. Those that look like like the form of lychee are definitely not of this authentic species.

 

Creased Looking Skin

 

This is another factor that is important. They protect the flesh and ensure a bitter taste.

Signature Lines

 

We saved the most obvious and easy to tell trait for the last. Authentic Mao Shan Wang Durians have these lines spreading out from the bottom of the fruit. 

 

Fun fact: Durian handlers or choppers have to chop along these lines when they are de-husking the durian!