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Smelly fruit on sale in Indonesia for three times average monthly wage

Smelly fruit on sale in Indonesia for three times average monthly wage

Smelly fruit on sale in Indonesia for three times average monthly wage


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Jan 30, 2019 - The J-Queen durian fruit costs the equivalent of £750 which is more than three times the average monthly salary in Indonesia.

A rare type of durian fruit, known for its pungent aroma, has gone on sale in Indonesia for three times the average monthly salary.

 

 

 


The J-Queen variety of the smelly fruit is on sale in West Java, and costs 14m rupiah each - about £750.

According to the manpower ministry, the average monthly wage in the region is about 4m, putting it at more than triple the average salary.

CNN reports that the J-Queen variety is a hybrid of several high quality types of durian fruits, created by a 32-year-old psychology student from Yogyakarta.

Aka claims the fruit of his plant is so pricey because it only produces 20 fruit every three years.

He told Kompas.com: "The J Queen Durian is fruitful in the tree every three years. Each tree only produces at most 20 fruits. This durian tree is the only one I have and [it has] not [been] traded."

The taste has been described as buttery and peanutty.


courtesy - Sky news


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