I did two growing from seed experiments this spring.
We can now buy fresh Durian imported into our Asian supermarket(like H-Mart).
I was able to see the seed germinated but rotted in the end ;-< , the price for failure is not cheap since fresh Durian in USA is expensive (like $10/lb).
Not giving up yet, I bought an egg incubator and will try again if I get a hold of fresh Durian again. I know if this attempt is successful it mean more trouble for me. Building a tropical greenhouse in zone 5 or buy a piece of land in south Florida ?!
I saw split opened Jackfruit with dark pink meat(sweetness!!), so I kept the seeds and was able to have them germinated into saplings ;). The problem is that I have 12 of them (10 potted , 2 in the garden).
- So if you live nearby 60169(Hoffman Estate, IL) and interested to adopt a few(for free), you are welcome to driveby and pick them up yourself. I plan to keep only two, since moving in/out for seasonal change is not small task. It will be a challenge if potted jackfruit tree can produce fruit in 5B zone. @IL847, interested ?