Durian kura-kura, also known as rian kura-kurathe, the so-called tortoise durian is very rare, found almost exclusively in the forests or in remote villages as volunteer trees. Durian kura-kura produces fruit in a most extraordinary fashion: directly on the base of the trunk to a height of about a meter! It is a bizarre sight seeing this tree in flower and fruit, and they sure are easy to pick. Durian kura-kura has whitish flesh which is sweet and fragrant with a very faint aftertaste of Allium. The tree starts producing at 5 to 6 years of age. It prefers moist but well drained soils in a humid tropical environment. Certainly a very rare Durian that is virtually unknown outside of its natural habitat on the island of Borneo!