CAI MON DURIAN is a Vietnamese type of durian originating from “Chợ Lách”, a rural district of Bến Tre province in the Mekong Delta region. This durian has two varieties – Monthong durian and Ri 6 Durian. The Monthong variety is oblong with a pointy top.
The flesh is thick, the aroma is faint, while the flavors are sweet and rich, and some people say it’s reminiscent of cow’s milk. The fruit contains relatively few seeds. The Ri6 variety is elliptical in shape with long and sparse spikes.
When held, it’s not sticky, but quite dry. The flesh is thick, the aroma is intense, while the flavors are also sweet and rich, with relatively few seeds. These durian varieties are prized because they’re grown in a geographical area with suitable traits such as high altitude, clay silt soil with good drainage, and abundant water supply from nearby rivers.