Durian is a distinctive fruit for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 cm (12 in) long and 15 cm (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs 1 to 3 kilograms (2 to 7 lbs.).
The colour of its husk ranges from green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red. Its flesh is described as a rich custard highly flavored with almonds.