D197 - Musang King Durian or Mao Shan Wang


  • Clone No: D 197
  • Local Name:  Raja Kunyit or Musang King or Mau Shan Wang or Cat Mountain King 
  • Date Registered: 9.12.1993
  • Origin (Owner/Place): Wee Chong Beng, Tanah Merah, Kelantan
  • Remarks: Fruit shape is oval to ellipsoid and has a light green husk. It has a thick, golden yellow flesh, very smooth with little or no fibres. Sticky and creamy texture. Sweet and bitter taste. Mau Shan Wang is the most popular variety at present.  Price S$13-15/kg. It is very interesting to note that the word "musang" here does not referred to the civet cat but rather to the region "Gua Musang" where this clone was first planted and became very popular among the farmers there. 

Credit Source: http://pvpbkkt.doa.gov.my/

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