Thornless durian is a thing and we don’t know how to feel about it.
Photos of the durians have been making rounds on social media and people (particularly tourists) are actually buying them because they are “good for travel”.
The durians, which are sold by Por Pala-U Farm in the beach town of Hua Hin, have actually been around for a while now. Farm owner Siwakapon Rattanarungrueng said that he has been selling thornless durians for over 5 years.
“Customers come to buy durians to bring home, but the thorns make their travel a hassle,” he said.
The farmer shared that it takes him 5 minutes to chop off the thorns of one durian with a knife. The demand of thornless durians are on rise but he sells them without any extra charges. The farm is also known for selling Monthong durians, which have a sweet taste and “less distinct smell”.
According to Coconuts Bangkok, the farm has been receiving countless friend request on Facebook after their post went viral recently. However, their profile is currently private.
What do you think of thornless durians? Would you buy it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Coconuts Bangkok.