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ko phan gan 2013

Started by darrickson. Last reply by PiriPiri Jan 4. 2 Replies

Hi friends.i am currently enjoying KPP.I sleeping in my hammock on beach near Thongsala.I enjoy planting seeds at the Ko Phangan Project garden (the garden is behind the only tall building in…Continue

Chanthaburi Durian Fest?

Started by Mountain Bike Mike. Last reply by Anna Fay Mar 31, 2013. 11 Replies

Is the Durian Fest happening this year?I'm bouncing around the idea of visiting Thailand in May for the Durian.  Wondering if it's happening this year and if anyone will be there.Continue

Thailand 2012

Started by Ryno. Last reply by kat green Nov 20, 2012. 38 Replies

So who's going to be in Thailand from January 2012 onwards?  I'll be there with a couple fruity friends.  Heading to Chiang Mai first to assess the livability there and see about renting a house or…Continue

Anyone in or around Koh Samui in March 2012

Started by Summer Crow. Last reply by Jack Mar 14, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey there just wondering if anyone will be bouncing around Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or ko tao in march, would be nice to meet up with some fruity peps :) I leave next week! wohoo!Cheers,SumContinue

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Comment by Petr Cech on October 21, 2010 at 12:45am
Durian trees have sometimes 2 fruiting seasons, the major one and the minor one. Time for them depends not just on the latitude, but also altitude, local climate, temperature, soil etc. It is also not unusual to see both fruiting and flowering at once, meaning there will also be some fruit out of the season.
Close to equator, the season is usually december-february (Bali) and june-august. But in the regions with dry and wet periods, the trees may produce only during the rainy period.

Great picture, Simon :o)
Comment by Simon on October 20, 2010 at 8:07pm

Comment by sunnied on October 20, 2010 at 6:27pm
Durian was in full force in Bali last year while I was there from November - January.
Comment by TheBananaGirl on October 20, 2010 at 8:32am
Wow Ryno really? I'm dying to get to Bali. This year Philippines is a strong possibility.
Marianna may be worth starting a discussion for that one. I haven't worked over there so not sure. I fund it through my mentoring, we really live pretty cheaply. No 5 star hotels :D
Comment by Ryno on October 20, 2010 at 4:34am
I heard that Bali's peak durian season is December!
Comment by M ♦ on October 19, 2010 at 3:02pm
How do you all fund your stays? What kind of work is available in Thailand, specifically Koh Samui? Do you need work visas etc?
I am seriously considering a few months over there...
Comment by Ryan | on October 19, 2010 at 2:49pm
Hey Karmyn,

Here are a few of the peak season periods I know of (anyone please correct me if I'm wrong):

- Most of Thailand peaks in April - June
- Bali is February - March
- Mainland Malaysia (and Penang) is mid-June
- Singapore should also be mid-June (most of the durian comes from Malaysia)
- Mindinao, Philippines is August-November
- I think Hawaii is September

A few notable absentees are Borneo, Sri Lanka and Sumatra
Comment by Karmyn on October 19, 2010 at 2:20pm
I need to know when durian season PEAKS in each country in SE Asia that grows it.

Thank you! :)
Comment by Petr Cech on October 18, 2010 at 6:57pm
I will be in Thailand during February 2011 at http://fruitretreat.com and then heading to Bali or Philippines.
Comment by Jess on October 18, 2010 at 10:09am
I am teaching English in Bangkok for the next year and I hope to travel around during my vacation time doing various volunteer work. :)

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