Welcome To Plantations International,

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about our Organic Musang King Durian Plantation Investment Opportunity.

Durian Species: Musang King Durian, also known as Mao Shan Wang. 
Total Offering: 600 Trees (12.5% of Phase 1 Pahang, Malaysia Plantation)
Annualized Returns: 19.97%+

Q: Why invest in Musang King Durian Trees?

Why invest in Musang King Durian Trees? The answer is simple, China and Hong Kong absolutely love Malaysia’s Musang King Durian. The incredible demand commands premium retail prices, and depending on quality and season can fetch as much as 120 USD/kg. and more. Currently, Malaysia has just over 500,000 actively producing Musang King trees in the entire country, and exports only 5% of its annual Musang King production. This enormous supply deficit has created an enormous opportunity for Musang King Durian Plantation owners and investors. To put the China market into perspective, it is estimated that China alone can annually consume the production from 12,500,000 trees without affecting current prices!

Please Watch the Below Video, you will see an online auction in China last year where 300,000 Musang King Durian fruits were sold out in under an hour for over USD 15,250,000 – that’s USD 50.83 per fruit!

Video Note: Musang King durian fruit have an average weight of approximately 2 kg. each, this means that the 300,000 were sold at an average price of $25.41 per kg.

Q: Who is Plantations International?

The Plantations International through its Malaysian subsidiary United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd. specializes in growing, marketing, and selling Musang King Durian on its plantations in Pahang, Malaysia. The Company’s primary focus is on supplying the highly sought-after Malaysian Musang King Durian to China and Hong Kong, the world’s fastest-growing Musang King Durian markets.

With offices, plantations, and representatives across Asia, Europe, and Africa, Plantations International is a multinational plantation and farm management conglomerate that specializes in providing sustainable agricultural and forestry or “agroforestry” management services for its clients. Plantations International has clients ranging from private individuals to large landholders and institutional investors. We put teamwork, innovation, and our passion for creating “Ethical & Sustainable Capital” at the heart of everything we do. 

Q: Generally speaking, what is the demand for Durian and Durian products?

Not only is Durian the #1 fruit imported into China, last year China imported more than US$ 2.4 billion worth of it. No other fruit in the world has the versatility and as many varied uses; from being used as an ingredient in juices, pastries, even hearty dishes such as hamburgers and pizzas, to as diverse an application as being used in cosmetics.

The demand for raw Durian (fresh, frozen, paste, and pulp) has a global retail value of over USD 15 Billion Annually, with its value expected to conservatively grow to more than USD 25 Billion by 2030. The market is now driven by China’s rapidly increasing demand, with large F&B brands such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, KFC, Nestle, and Starbucks all introducing Durian-infused products to capture client demand. 

Durian products typically fall into 4 key market segments: Raw Durian Fruit, Desserts, Snacks, and Beverages.

  • Raw Durian Fruit is comprised of fresh, frozen, and dry durian
  • Dessert products include ice cream, cake, jams, and other pastries
  • Snacks include chips, crackers, and confections such as candies
  • Beverages include coffee, tea, milk, and sodas

The key buyers of Durian include:

  • Global, regional, and local F&B companies that produce their own durian based products from raw durian
  • Durian product manufacturers that sell white label products, and sell to F&B companies
  • Specialized durian fruit stores and stalls
  • Supermarkets & Restaurants
  • Specialized durian traders and durian importers

Click Here to download our full Durian Global Market.

Q: What is the global supply of Musang King Durian?

The demand for the Musang King Durian is continuously rising while the market is facing a growing and chronic supply shortage. As China’s Musang King Durian consumption of Musang King increases so will the need to further Musang King supplies. The existing Musang King Durian supply is so low it can only meet 3% of global demand.

An additional supply of Musang King Durian is immediately needed in order to meet rising global demand with Durian Harvests ideally positioned to do so. Currently, there are just over 500,000 Musang King Durian trees in all of Malaysia. 

The Malaysian government noticing the lucrative potential of Musang King Durian has responded by making it a key economic focus. For example, Malaysia has created annual durian festivals, promoted domestic durian production, and even created an entirely new tourism sector catered towards durian travel. World-renowned hotels including the Shangri-La have all begun offering durian travel and dining packages to meet the incredible rising demand.

Q: What are the purchase price and what minimum harvest returns can I expect?

A 10 Musang King Durian Tree Plantation Ownership Package has a purchase price of just USD 38,870, Harvests occur annually with total net returns of USD 193,202 expected over a full 25-year harvest cycle. This represents an average annual return of 19.97% providing you an average annual income of USD 7,728.

NOTE: The above 19.97% annualized return is based on a minimum guaranteed sales price of 10 USD/kg. with a 0% inflationary increase. 

~ 10 Tree Musang King Durian Plantation Ownership Snapshot

  • Turn $38,870 into $193,202 – Annual Income of $7,728
  • 19.97% Average Annualized Returns. (based on domestic sales only, much higher when exported)
  • 25-year ownership tenure with annual income. 100% Fully Asset-backed!
  • Location-specific species, genuine Musang King Durian is ONLY grown in Malaysia!
  • Experienced Management Team with Active Projects in Multiple Countries!
  • Durian purchase agreements with distributors already in place.
  • Harvest Guarantee Insurance provided.
  • Complimentary Inspection Visit Included. Come to Malaysia and see your Musang King Durian Plantation!

Q: What is your primary sales plan for my Durian Fruit?

The primary sales plan is to export your Musang King Durian to China at 20 USD/kg. Domestic sales and Singapore sales are our fallback safety net scenario.

Click Here to download our domestic and export pricing analysis report.

Q: Who pays the shipping, customs, and import duties when we export?

Shipping costs are fully included in your 20% harvest fee, customs and import duties are the responsibility of the local importer and/or distribution company. You will receive 80% of the price that we sell your durian fruit at, and you will also receive a copy of the bill of sale for your records.

Q: What is the organic “Price Premium” advantage?

Based on other fruits, organic premium pricing will increase wholesale prices a minimum of 10-30% above their non-organic alternative. But since there is no existing competition for Organic Musang King Durian, the price premium will be much greater.

Q: Why are you only offering me only 10 USD/kg? It sounds a bit low after reading all of the above.

We are not offering you 10 USD/kg. At harvest time you will receive the price that we sell at. If we sell at 50 USD/kg., this is the price you will receive. The 10 USD/kg. is a minimum price guarantee for your peace of mind so you know that no matter what happens, the 19.97% annualized return is guaranteed. Alternatively, if we sell for below 10 USD/kg., we are contractually obligated to make up the difference to you.

If you couple the above with our harvest guarantee insurance as explained below, you will quickly see how we have gone to great lengths to mitigate all harvest risk factors and ensure our clients a flawless plantation ownership experience.   

Q: What is the difference between the wholesale price and retail price of Musang King Durian?

Wholesale is the price we sell in bulk to our distributors; the distributor receives a heavy discount for purchasing a large quantity of Musang King Durian. The distributors then add their markup and sell it to the general public on a retail basis. A distributor can be anybody from a single-person shop to a restaurant to a large supermarket chain.

Also, many distributors sign Forward Purchase Agreements (FPAs) so we and they can lock in wholesale prices for years in advance. The FPAs are positive for us and you because they create a steady stream of wholesale buyers for your Musang King Durian for many years to come.

Q: Why is the primary export focus on just Hong Kong and China?

Simply put, we go where we can achieve premium pricing. Hong Kong’s insatiable appetite for Musang King Durian is commanding wholesale prices of over 20 USD/kg. Hong Kong-based Musang King importers are buying up all of the available supply years in advance, not only for local consumption but also for re-export across the border into mainland China where retail market prices are currently over 120 USD/kg.

Below are retail prices in a popular Hong Kong supermarket as far back as 2017.

Q: How many kilos does each Musang King fruit weigh? 

A Musang King Durian fruit weight of between 2-3 kgs. To be conservative on the conservative side, we have used just 2 kg. in our projections. This means that your returns will be even greater when they weigh in between the expected average range of 2-3 kg. 

Average Weight Range: 2-3 kg. per fruit
Conservative Projection: 2 kg. per fruit

Q: This sounds amazing, but how can I verify the demand and the prices of the Musang King on my own?

There are countless publicly available online sources confirming prices ranging between 20-120 USD/kg. Below are a few for your reference. Please take a few minutes to review them.

Singapore:   Source 1Source 2

Hong Kong:  Source 1Source 2

China:   Source 1Source 2

Malaysia Ministry of Agriculture:  Source 1Source 2

Q:  What exact documentation will I receive to document the purchase of my trees?

You will receive the following documents:

  • A sales agreement that will state your exact details, including the amount of Musang King Durian trees planted and their exact geographical coordinates.
  • A management agreement covering all of our obligations to you during the 25-year term.
  • A certified Tree Ownership Certificate, stating the exact amount of trees you own and their exact geographical coordinates.

Q: How long is my harvest term for?

Your harvest term is for a maximum of 25 years.

 Q: Will I receive annual proceeds from my durian trees?

Yes, you will receive annual harvest proceeds starting from your first full year of ownership from intercropping all the way up to year 25.

Q: Where exactly are my Musang King Durian trees located?

Your Musang King plantation is located in the district of Hulu Tembeling in the state Pahang,  just 178 km. from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.  According to popular consensus, durians grown in Pahang are the best in all of Malaysia, and Pahang is styled as the Durian Capital of the country. 

Q: Can I visit my plantation? I would really like to see it.

Yes! In fact, we very highly encourage you to visit your plantation and see your Musang King Durian trees. Just let us know of your desired visitation dates and we will make complimentary hotel arrangements for you and one guest at the Hilton in Kuala Lumpur and arrange for a fully guided plantation inspection.

Please Note: All complimentary accommodation is for 2 persons, based on a shared deluxe room basis with a king-size or two twin-size beds. Also, since Kuala Lumpur is considered a highly sought-after tourist destination, many of our clients have requested to extend their stay and make a holiday out of it. If this will be the case for you, please let us know in advance and our reservation team will handle all your extended bookings and you will receive our corporate discount rates at our partner hotels.

Q: Do you have any photos of your plantations that I can look at?

Sure do, please Click Here to visit our online plantation photo gallery.

Q:  What if my Musang King Durian trees are destroyed or something happens to them?

Due to the diligence and expertise of our forestry management team, this is highly unlikely. To date, we have had no instance of this. Nonetheless, Plantations International provides all clients “Harvest Guarantee Insurance” in the form of a contractual replacement warranty. This fully guarantees that should any of your Musang King Durian trees die or become severely damaged due to any of the below noted factors, they will be immediately replaced or replanted at no additional cost to you, ensuring you a 100% harvest. 

• Fire
• Flooding
• Drought
• Lightning Damage
• Hail
• Pests & Disease
• Wild Animal Damage
• Theft & Vandalism

All our Musang King Durian trees are fully covered from the above risk events. Should any of these events occur, all the impacted trees will be replaced and/or replanted with our buffer stock. In order to mitigate risk factors, rigorous assessment and due diligence of plantation sites are conducted quarterly. Each plantation is fully irrigated and has 24/7 security and an on-duty plantation manager.

Q: How do I know how much Durian fruit is produced from my trees?

All plantation management duties are carefully recorded. Each individual tree is QR Coded and has a unique identification number, allowing us to document the tree’s diameter size throughout its growth cycle. Also, Plantations International carefully records the exact amount and weight of durian fruit harvested per tree. In addition, each client will receive a harvest statement certified by Plantations International indicating the total amount of harvested durian fruit and their respective weight.

Q: What is Plantations International’s Harvesting & Management fee?

Our success is tied to yours. Plantations International deducts a 20% harvest and sales fee from your annual gross harvest proceeds (20/80 split). The higher our wholesale selling price the more revenue we generate for our clients and ourselves.

Q: When and how are my harvest proceeds paid?

All Durian harvest proceeds are paid by the 15th. of December for that current year. By default, all harvest proceeds are paid directly into a prepaid Wirex Visa Debit card that the company will help you obtain.  You will be able to safely withdraw your harvest proceeds 24/7 from any ATM in any currency worldwide. Alternatively, you may request to be paid by bank wire transfer in your desired currency, the choice is fully yours.

Q: What other Durian-related products and services do Plantations International offer?

Plantations International has access to the entire value chain. From planting and managing Musang King Durian plantations in Pahang, Malaysia, to the harvesting, sale, and marketing of Musang King Durian-related products. Plantations International, through its consumer brand “Durian Harvests” also provides white-label (also known as private label) products and services to food & beverage companies. This means that third parties can place their own branding and logos on a wide range of Musang King Durian products quickly and cost-effectively to sell and market them as their own, under their own brand.

We assist them with reaching their goals by saving them both time and money. Furthermore, we also assist them with the full concept design, product development, and distribution of all their Musang King Durian-related products. We can cater to both the retail and wholesale market domestically and internationally.

The Durian Harvests retail product range includes Musang King Durian ice creams, beverages, and snacks. Our wholesale products include Musang King Durian paste and powder which are used by restaurants and F&B companies as ingredients in the production of a variety of products. 

Q: Why are you offering this plantation opportunity to third parties?

We are only releasing 600 trees of the 4,800 (12.5%) total trees in Phase 1 of our Pahang, Malaysia Plantation. We have decided to integrate clients into our business model in order to expand our durian plantations at a faster pace. It allows us to forgo debt while being able to grow the number of Musang King Durian trees and durian fruit we produce, manage, and sell exponentially. The larger our plantations, the more value generated for the company and our clients.

The Musang King Durian market is primed for significant growth with demand skyrocketing and prices already at record high levels, importers abroad are willing to pay substantial premiums for large-scale, consistent, high-quality supply. The faster the company reaches this scale, the better it can position itself as a leading producer and exporter of Organic Musang King Durian from Malaysia.

Q: What is intercropping?

Intercropping is planting banana and/or other short-term rotational cash crops alongside your Musang King Durian trees. This is done in order to provide you with additional revenue starting as early as your first full year of ownership. Plantations International aims to maximize your annual revenue as much as possible, and intercropping allows us to use available land for this purpose. Also, polyculture intercropping introduces vital nitrogen to the soil which helps promote the growth of your trees.

Q: Can I transfer or sell my Musang King Durian trees to a third party?

Yes, your trees are your exclusive private property and you may sell or transfer them to anyone at any time without restrictions free of charge.

Q: What happens to my Musang King Durian trees if I die or become incapacitated?

In the event of death or incapacitation, your Musang King Durian trees as part of your estate can be passed on to whomever you choose, just like your home.

Q: All This sounds great, but I have a few questions and I would like to speak to a live person.

Please Click Here to schedule a call back with one of our account executives.

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