From the Super Mario Wiki
Because of their thorn-covered exterior, Mario cannot pick up durians. He can, however, kick them like a Soccer Ball, as F.L.U.D.D. explains in the game. This would be hard in real life as durians weigh around ten pounds (five kilograms) each.
Durians later got another Mario-related Nintendo GameCube appearance in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, which featured a whole world (consisting of two levels, specifically Battle for Storm Hill and Aerie Fortress) called the "Durian Kingdom". At the end of levels in the Durian Kingdom, Donkey Kong would eat an oversized durian.