Origin Of Durian IOI
This durian originated from Muar, Johor. The mother tree is located in the yard of Hajah Hasmah Bte Hj Hashim’s house. Despite many people wanting to purchase it, Hajah did not want to sell it, and he only gave it to his neighbours and relatives.
During the durian season, Hajah was faced with the problem of squirrels invading his durian farm. To solve the problem, he asked for help from his neighbour to hunt for the squirrels that were attacking his durian trees. In addition to paying cash, Hasmah also gave his neighbour some durians.
With the twigs that were broken that the neighbour picked up, the neighbour tried to grow the durian tree. Eventually, the tree grew and it had the same appearance and taste as the original one.
This eventually led to Hasmah growing and selling the durians from his yard, which was registered as a superior durian variety with the code D168 on 24 May, 1989.