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Man jailed for selling unripe durians

Rayong case sets precedent for sale of unripe fruit

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The Rayong court sentenced a durian orchard owner in Klaeng district to 15 days in prison, without suspension, for the crime of selling unripe durians to a customer. 

Unripe durians, with a starch content of only 25-30%, are not considered "sweet". (Bangkok Post file photo)

Vimol Srivichai, owner of a durian orchard, sold 20 durians to Bowdaeng Ratchasing, a visitor from Samut Prakan to his orchard on April 21. The buyer paid 2,000 baht for a combined weight of 80 kilogrammes of the fruit, at 25 baht each.

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