Durian fruit on a table

Durian fruit on a table


University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JC-s483. A real photo post card. On the back of the post card: “British Empire Exhibition, 1924 / MALAYA PAVILION / Published for the Malayan Governments, and produced in Singapore by Houghton Butcher (Eastern) Ltd., “Camera House,” Robinson Road, Singapore”. The edible fruit of trees belonging to the species Durio are distinctive for their large size, pungent aroma (considered disgusting / sweetly fragrant) and thorny rind. The fruit is popular in China and is regarded as a source of energy and vitality. Durians tastes like custard mixed with almonds.

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8137. Durian Fruit.

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Black and white photograph