Updated: Oct 2
In Vietnam, the first Durian trees were planted approximately 100 years ago. These trees originated from Indonesia, and their initial cultivation in Vietnam began in Bien Hoa (Dong Nai province). From there, Durian cultivation expanded to the Mekong Delta, the Southeast region, and the Central Highlands.
Durian is a tropical fruit tree and is sensitive to cold temperatures during the winter, making it suitable for cultivation only in the southern provinces of Vietnam. The northernmost limit for durian cultivation in Vietnam is in the provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri.
Vietnam significantly contributes to the global Durian market. The country's suitable climate and fertile soil have created ideal conditions for successful Durian cultivation. Vietnam's Durian production has grown in line with increasing international demand for this fruit. Currently, Durian is often referred to as the "billion-dollar fruit" in Vietnam.