Durians to cost more due to lower yields

Pricey fruit: Durian trader Ken Tan Chee Keat, 31, checking the durians at his orchard in Balik Pulau, Penang. — LIM BENG TATT/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Durian lovers will have to fork out more as the prices for the King of Fruits are expected to be at least 30% higher this year due to lower produce and increasing fertiliser costs.

Durian expert Lim Chin Khee, who is a consultant for the industry, said rainy weather from the end of March to April in various parts of the country had led to the durian trees producing less than half of their yield last year.

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