Two Aussie farmers on a mission to bring durians to the world stage

Limbert (left) and Hickson have started a farm in Far North Queensland which grows 50 species of tropical fruits including durian, cempedak, jackfruit and mangosteen. Photos: The Ripe Time

The first time Blair Limbert tried some durian, his palate got so confused he had difficulty processing what had just happened. It was as though long-forgotten tastebuds, lying dormant for years, had suddenly been activated.

The Brisbane, Australia-born fruit enthusiast was visiting a tropical fruit farm in Far North Queensland. There, he got to taste exotic treats such as rambutan, mangosteen and cempedak for the first time.

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