The state of Melaka in Malaysia unveiled its own breed of durian that has a thicker flesh compared to the ones found in Pahang, Penang, Perak and Johor.
The new breed of durian is called Lima Jari (five fingers), and it has been turned into signature produce by the Melaka government through the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA), according to New Straits Times.
“At first glance it appears like a durian which is imported from neighbouring Thailand, but it is from Melaka,’’ State Agriculture, Entrepreneurs Development, Co-operative and Agro-based Industries Committee chairman, Norhizam Hassan Baktee, told reporters at the Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm in Sungai Udang during the 2019 Melaka Fruit Fiesta.
Lima Jari reportedly has a rich, sweet taste and thick flesh. But what’s noticeable is its size, weighing around 3 to 4 kilograms (6.6 to 8.8 pounds).
Durian baka baharu ‘Lima Jari’ bakal menjadi ‘signature’ produk negeri Melaka mempunyai keunikanya tersendiri.
Baka durian yang berasal dari Asahan, Jasin itu mempunyai rasa enak, manis dan lemak serta bersaiz besar dengan berat antara tiga hingga empat kilogram sebiji. pic.twitter.com/NFkXh06GOs
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However, some locals are calling the Lima Jari “The Rock,” the ring name Dwayne Johnson went by throughout his WWE wrestling career.
It is unclear why the durian has been given that nickname, but World of Buzz reported that it could be the gesture The Rock does when he raises his hand to get someone to be quiet.
The Lima Jari is set to be priced at 12 to 14 Malaysian Ringgit ($2.91 to $3.39) per kilogram.