Pungent 'J-Queen' durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia

An Indonesian variety of the durian - a pungent, spiky fruit considered a delicacy across many parts of Asia -- has been sold in a store on the island of Java for a hefty $1,000 per fruit. The "J-Queen" durian was selected by a panel of farmers in a region of central Java because it was deemed to have a special taste and texture, said Sudarno, a farmer who grew the fruit. Two of the rare durians, which were displayed in a perspex case in a store in Tasikmalaya in the neighboring province, were sold for 14 million rupiah ($1,002) each, said Sudarno, who uses one name like many Indonesians.