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Unexpected Use of Cable Ties in Ripening Durians

It’s that time of year again—durian season in China! What can you do when you accidentally buy an unripe durian while trying to pick the perfect one? Today, we will share an unexpected use of cable ties: 3 simple steps to rescue unripe durian with cable ties.

The Unexpected Use of Cable Ties in Ripening Durians

As shown in the picture, when you accidentally open an unripe durian, you can continue to ripen it by sealing it back up. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Prepare the cable ties: Take out a few cable ties. For this, we use cable tie sizes of 6*650mm. If you don’t have cable ties that are long enough, you can connect two ties. Refer to the article “How to Connect Zip Ties to Make Longer” for a step-by-step guide.
  2. Close the Durian: Once you get the proper length of cable ties, tie them first before wrapping them around the durian to avoid getting pricked by the sharp spines.
  3. Secure the Durian: After wrapping the cable tie around the durian, tighten it. Depending on the size and weight of the durian, you may need to use an additional cable tie to ensure it is securely closed.

Finally, Place the durian in a warm, dry place. You can also place it next to bananas or other ripe fruits to speed up the ripening process. OK, it’s done.

For a visual guide, check out our video on this process on YouTube.

Unexpected Use of Cable Ties in Ripening Durians

Why Choose Cable Ties for Durian?

An opened durian can easily attract insects, so it’s important to find the right tool to seal it and keep it clean. Why are nylon cable ties the best choice?

Non-toxic and Environmentally Friendly: Nylon cable ties are made of PA66, which is non-toxic and safe for both food and the environment.

Flexible and Lightweight: The cable tie sizes are highly flexible. They can be easily extended by connecting two cable ties, meeting various bundling needs.

Easy to Use: Compared to rubber bands or strings, nylon cable ties have a self-locking design. Simply thread the tie through the head and pull tight to secure it, ensuring a quick and easy operation.

High Strength and Durability: Made from high-quality nylon 66, these ties offer excellent strength and durability. They can withstand significant tension and pressure without breaking, ensuring the durian is tightly secured.


Using cable ties, you can easily seal an opened, unripe durian, allowing it to continue ripening and restoring its sweet taste. This unexpected use of cable ties in the ripening process provides a simple and effective solution to the problem of unripe durians.

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