Origin Of Durian Black Thorn @ Ochee
Back in the days, Bagi Kau fell in love the taste of a durian in Thailand, hence, he brought the seed of it back to Malaysia – Kampung Lima Kongsi, near Sungai Bakap, which is near the south of the second bridge. Black Thorn became so popular till the extent that it had a waiting list every season, usually in late July or early August. At that point of time, Bagi Kau rejected people’s request to allow them to grow it on their farms.
Finally, in mid-1980s, Bagi Kau allowed his friend, Mr Leow Cheok Keong, to grow it on his farm in Nibong Tebal, which was then established as the first commercial orchard. However, Mr Leow did not particularly liked Black Thorn back then, therefore he did not grow more of it.