Regarded as the “king of fruits” across the Southeast Asian nations, the Durian is a large sized, droopy leaf, evergreen tree towering to heights of 40m. The Durian has strong scented flowers and produces a green to brown coloured fruit that is distinctive for its large size, unique odour and formidable thorn covered husk. The creamy yellow to saffron coloured edible flesh is used as a flavour base for many Southeast Asian cuisines.

  • Plant & Growing Tips:

    Enjoys a hot, humid tropical environment with high rainfall.

    For the first few years, provide a lightly shaded area. Full sun position is ideal once well established.

    Prefers deep alluvial or loamy soils. Will grow in poor soils, but provide plenty of rich organic matter.

    Gently sloping to flat terrain is most suitable.

    Protect from windy areas as the shallow root system means plants will be damaged easily.

    Very frost sensitive.

    Generous supply of watering in dry periods as the Durian is extremely sensitive to drought.

    Use mulch to help retain moisture.

    When trees are 2-4 years old prune out tangling branches to open up the canopy. Mature fruit bearing trees do not require any pruning.

    Provide a plant spacing of 6-8m between and within rows.

  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Stage: Pre-Plant

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: 20-25 cups (4-5kg)

    Commercial Use: Up to 5kg

    Comments: Apply 2-3 months prior to planting to an area 1.5m across the site and incorporate to about 30cm deep.


    Stage: Young Tree

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: 4-10 cups (0.8-2kg)

    Commercial Use: 1.5-2kg

    Comments: Plants should be given 3 applications - in spring, summer and autumn. Spread evenly under the canopy of the tree.


    Stage: Fruit Bearing

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: 20 cups (4kg)

    Commercial Use: 3-5kg  

    Comments: Fruit bearing trees should receive an application just before flowering, during fruit development and just after harvest. Scatter around the canopy. 


Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.