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.
"It’s sweet..fluffy and delicious," Sudarno said by phone, describing the texture as creamy like butter.（Reuters）
pungent：形容詞，指氣味刺鼻強烈的、言論辛辣尖銳的、敏捷的、痛苦的。例句：Her empathy became pungent.（她的同理心強烈了起來。）
spiky：形容詞，指有尖刺的、動輒生氣的、不好對付的。例句：He has a spiky attitude towards things.（他以尖銳態度處事。）
hefty：形容詞，指大的、可觀的。例句：His salary went up by a hefty 50 percent.（他的薪資調漲5成之多。）