The fruits of Durio dulcis are astounding! The fruit itself is brilliant red diffused with rays of yellow and orange. Looking like a giant red rambutan it emits an extremely fragrant aroma that is overpowering. Locally also called rian tutong or durian maragang, the durian merah is virtually unknown even to most of the inhabitants of Borneo, where it is native to. The fruit is so rare and local that even most Borneans doubt its existence! Trees are found mostly growing in primary forests. The flesh of the fruit is yellow, sweet, delicious and noted for its intense lingering taste. Seeds are a glossy dark brown and the indigenous people claim that the cooked (boiled or roasted) seeds are sexually rejuvenating (Oh no, shame to waste them that way)! The fruits are borne in clusters on the more mature branches of the tree. It should thrive in any humid tropical climate with fertile well drained soil. An extremely difficult species to acquire outside of its native habitat!